Apart from the Filmfares and the Oscars, this week also saw another set of awards being doled out. The Red FM Bajaate Raho Awards 2007 were handed out a few days ago and before you start wondering what the hell are these awards, let me tell you that they’re somewhat similar to Hollywood’s Razzies. This awards (dis)honours ‘excellence in stupidity’, lauds nincompoopery, recognizes talent that has touched new lows….etc etc. Established by Mumbai’s popular FM Channel Red FM, these awards are in its third year.
The awards are presented across four categories viz. Bollywod, TV, Cricket & City but the fun part are the category segment names. Sample this: TV ke duniya se ‘hadd ho gayi’ award – won by the character Baa in the daily soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi; Sangeet ki duniya se ‘sabse behtareen lyrics’ award – won by Gulzar for ticket to hollywood from the movie Jhoom Barabar Jhoom; Dilli di shaan award – won by the blue line buses!!! The biggest winner of the night was Ram Gopal Varma, who won two awards – the release se pehley superhit award for RGV ki Aag and Bravery award for daring to make Nishabd! Needless to say, none of the winners came forward to collect their awards 😀