Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba will honour the turds of Bollywood in their new awards show which takes place at Liberty Cinema in Mumbai next month.
It’s movie awards season this time of year and whether you’re getting geared up for the Oscars or you loved the Zee Cine Awards 2013 (c’mon Varun Dhawan wearing sleeves made of glitter? That’s entertainment), excitement is in the air. Film buffs everywhere will spend their time campaigning for their favourite actors, movies and sound engineers to win coveted trophies of excellence. Lately, another category of awards show has been getting a lot of attention and we’re talking about the kind that doesn’t recognize excellence but rather the worst that cinema has to offer. In the US, they have the Razzies, short for the Raspberries, but we have a whole slew of awards shows like that over here as well.
We’ve got the Golden Kela Awards and the Ghantas, but a bunch of India’s foremost stand-up comedians are aiming to add another name to this illustrious list. Comedians Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba (of All India Bakchod fame, read about that here) will honour the turds of Bollywood next month with their new awards show, The Royal Turds. The event will take place at the Liberty Cinema on February 15 and it will feature the talents of Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba, Rohan Joshi, Anuvab Pal and Ashish Shakya.
We asked Tanmay Bhat why he felt the need to create another spoof awards show
While the comedians are getting together for each of these shows, All India Bakchod (AIB) has already doing projects together. I’ve been working with (Gursimran) Khamba for over a year now and we believe that AIB has an identity of it’s own. Other shows are looking to be like an award show. They want to have juries and stuff like that, but we just want to talk about Bollywood. We are looking to play at our fanbase here because we know they like this sort of thing. I genuinely believe AIB is different from the others because I know that people come out of our shows thinking, “I can’t believe they said that but you know what, it was funny.” Honestly, we just wanted to do a comedy show about Bollywood and if you ask me, most of our shows are generally crass.
You can buy tickets to catch The Royal Turds on NH7.in. Four kinds of tickets are available, Balcony (dress circle) and Stall C tickets are for Rs 280, Stall B tickets are for Rs 430 and Stall A tickets are for Rs 630. Buy your tickets here.