Filmmaker Murugadoss Says National Film Awards are Biased

Chennai: Coming down heavily on the jury of the 64th National Film Awards, filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss today called the awards “biased.” He also noted the partiality of those in the jury.

“National Awards. I can clearly witness the influence and partiality of people in jury. It’s biased,” Murugadoss tweeted.

The question of partiality became a topic of debate after Akshay Kumar won the Best Actor award for “Rustom”, snubbing potential winners such as Aamir Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Dulquer Salmaan among others.

A section of the public on social media also slammed Akshay’s win. Filmmaker Priyadarshan was the head of the jury of National Film Awards. Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan have worked together in multiple projects.

On the career-front, AR Murugadoss, who has produced hit films including Engeyum Eppothum, Raja Rani and Maan Karate is all set to release his next production venture Rangoon on June 9. Rajkumar Periyasamy, a former associate of AR Murugadoss has directed the film.

Gautham Karthik of Kadal fame will be in the lead. “#Rangoon – My production venture with @FoxStarIndia directed by my AD @Rajkumar_KP is slated for June 9th release”, posted AR Murugadoss on his Twitter page.

Rangoon narrates about the unexpected events happen in the life of a happy-go-lucky Burma refugee settled in Chennai. Rangoon also has Sana Makbul, Prashanth Nair and Daniel Annie Pope in important roles.