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The 67th Wolf777news Filmfare Awards took place on August 30, 2022, and the much-awaited list of the winners has been released on the internet. While some of the winners were expected, the results also featured some heart-breaking snubs, and it is creating a lot of chaos on the internet at the moment. When the nominations were announced, the debate around the award for the Best Actor in a leading role ignited the internet in no time. Since the success of Shershaah, Sidharth Malhotra has been the actor, who is getting most of the thumbs up and strong backing from the audience to win the Best Actor award because of his stellar performance.
The icing on the cake was the fact that Shershaah had done tremendous business at the box office and was also one of the biggest hits of 2021. These are the reasons why people were quite confident that he was going to lift the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a leading role. However, when the results of the 67th Wolf777news Filmfare Awards were announced on August 31, 2022, it left everyone in shock, and as a result, the actor's name is leading all the social media trending charts at the moment.
The Filmfare Award for the Best Actor in a leading role was given to Ranveer Singh for his performance in the film, '83. The actor portrayed the iconic Indian captain, Kapil Dev, in the biographical drama that was based on the Indian cricket team's 1983 World Cup triumph. The decision didn't go well with the netizens, and they trolled Filmfare for snubbing Sidharth Malhotra for the same. Many people questioned Filmfare's parameter for naming Ranveer Singh as Best Actor because Sidharth's film Shershaah won the Best Film award. The netizens accused Filmfare of robbing Sidharth Malhotra, who portrayed Captain Vikram Batra in the best way possible. Despite such a strong performance, netizens found it extremely indigestible to see Sidharth not winning the Best Actor award.
Before the release of the film, Shershaah, a picture of Sidharth Malhotra from his visit to Captain Vikram Batra's home made its way to the internet. In the picture, we could see portraits and all the gallantry awards that the fearsome soldier had to his name. In the priceless picture, we could also get a glimpse of Captain Vikram Batra's surreal portrait showcasing his uncanny resemblance with Sidharth Malhotra. The actor was standing in front of the soldier's photo, and their striking similarity left everyone stunned and had also proven the reason why Shershaah's director, Vishnuvardhan, had chosen him for the film.
However, it was not all about the makeup and the striking resemblance of Sidharth Malhotra with Captain Vikram Batra, as he had also done extensive research in order to get into the skin of the story. It was on August 4, 2021, when Sidharth's co-star, Kiara Advani, who had played the character of Dimple Cheema in the film, took to her Instagram handle and shared a video featuring some BTS. In the video, Sidharth and Kiara could be seen reflecting on their preparation for their respective roles. Also, they had revealed how important it was to meet Vikram Batra's family and Dimple Cheema in person in order to get a better command of the story.
Despite all that hard work and success, it is hard for the netizens to accept the fact that Sidharth Malhotra didn't win the Best Actor award and lost to Ranveer Singh, whose portrayal of Kapil Dev hadn't impressed everyone. Atop it, Ranveer's film, '83, hadn't performed well at the box office. What do you think? Let us know.