The news of Katrina Kaif getting the prestigious Smita Patil Memorial Award has left the social media users utterly shocked with many venting their shock and frustration on the microblogging site Twitter.
This was after the Priyadarshni Academy Global Award decided to choose Katrina for the award, which is usually given to actors for being an outstanding individual who has shown excellence for her work in films.
The previous recipients of this award, according to NTV, has included Tanvi Azmi, Sridevi and Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, Tabu, Vidya Balan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
The online users have been shocked primarily because of questionable acting skills of Katrina, who’s had a number of hits to her credit but has often been criticised for being a mediocre actor.
Her latest release Baar Baar Dekho has failed to enthuse even her hardcore fans to visit the theatres.
The Priyadarshni Academy, according to Times of India, is an NGO engaged in socio-cultural and education activities and has been holding the awards event since 1984.
Here are some social media reactions:
After hearing that Katrina Kaif has been given Smita Patil Award; the departed soul be like… pic.twitter.com/fFojnorXE7
— Pankaj Mishra (@pankajmishra23) September 16, 2016
I'm very sorry, but I'm still trying to get over Katrina Kaif winning the Smita Patil award!!!! 😳
— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) September 16, 2016
They are giving Katrina Kaif the Smita Patil Memorial award. Smita Patil must be turning over in her grave.
— $$ Aditya Magal $$ (@jhunjhunwala) September 16, 2016
So #KatrinaKaif getting smitapatil award… This Is joke or what…
— 🅿️ooJABisht❤ (@PoojaB90) September 16, 2016
— FreeThinker 🇮🇳 (@FreeThinkerTush) September 16, 2016
— Shreya Singh (@wowShreya) September 16, 2016
Katrina Kaif receiving Smita Patil Memorial Award is same as Sajid Khan getting an Oscar
— Bobby Deol 🌏 (@thebobbydeoll) September 16, 2016
500 year old Mummies gives more expressions on their faces than Katrina Kaif.
— Thakur Baldev Singh (@HathwalaThakur) September 15, 2016
When Kejriwal can win Magsaysay award for emergent leadership, why so much hue and cry over Katrina getting award for B'wood contribution?
— Professor (@BeerOholic) September 16, 2016