Ever since the news came out of Katrina Kaif being awarded the Smita Patil Memorial Award for her contribution to the Hindi Film Industry there was a lot of debate and argument on it. Social media was trending with the news of Katrina receiving the prestigious honour and questions were raised as to WHY is Katrina Kaif getting the award? Many claimed that she does not deserve it and others claimed that there were actresses like Swara Bhaskar, Radhika Apte, Richa Chadda and Tanishta Chatterjee who were more deserving for the prestigious honour.
But Swara Bhaskar herself has a different outlook to the entire controversy. The acclaimed actress is not at all offended at being overlooked for the honour in favour of Katrina Kaif as she believes Ms Kaif is well and truly deserving of the prestigious award.
Swara mentioned in her column for the Huffington Post, “Whether or not Katrina Kaif is a good actor notwithstanding, there is no denying that she is a hugely hard working, disciplined and diligent person. It reflects in her work. And any artist of any field will tell you that hard work is something to be respected”.
She even feels that Kat is an easy target, “Is Katrina Kaif an easy target because she is a beautiful, hugely successful woman, who speaks with an accent, reeks of elitism and snobbery (though many who know her swear that she is by personality type intensely private, as a person), seems impermeable and most importantly, just does not quit?”.
Swara’s fiery column was met with a lot of praise from her friends and the Film fraternity. Several personalities such as Karan Johar, Rajeev Masand, Surveen Chawla and Sonam Kapoor tweeted in praise of Swara’s article.