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Why no Bharat Ratna for Bollywood, wonders Suniel Shetty

Actor Suniel Shetty says it is surprising that Bollywood is ignored for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country for performance of the highest order in any field.

Monday, January 28, 2013 | 3:52:01 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Actor Suniel Shetty says it is surprising that Bollywood is ignored for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country for performance of the highest order in any field.

"My view is that there are only two things that unite this country - sports and Bollywood. So this has always been surprising and we also ask this question again and again," the 51-year-old said when asked about Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood being ignored yet again for the Bharat Ratna.

He was speaking at a wrestling competition here.

"Somewhere a solution will come out and I am sure something will come out," he said sounding hopeful.

This year's Padma awards were announced Friday. While no one was awarded the Bharat Ratna this year, quite a few film personalities have won Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

Till date, filmmaker Satyajit Ray (1992) and singer Lata Mangeshkar (2001) have been the only film personalities to have been awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Meanwhile, talking about the importance of wrestling as a sport, Suniel said: "I personally believe that wrestling and hockey are our national sports and not cricket. Of course, I am a huge cricket fan, but if wrestling is also promoted like this (cricket) it will be good for India."

"At the Olympics and Asian Games also, we get most medals in wrestling. Still it is not given that kind of importance," he added.


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Posted on: 28 January 2013 at 10:02pm
Why isnt he doing movies anymore :(

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Posted on: 28 January 2013 at 6:35pm
Why? is he expecting himself to get one?

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Posted on: 28 January 2013 at 1:59pm
starscreen..stardust.. gold.. filmfare.. big star.. iifa... n many more r dedicated to bolly recognition.. now they want Bharat Ratna too.. wow.

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Posted on: 28 January 2013 at 10:50am
There are social awards for films and sports.. Films contribution area is limited … and they mostly work on their brands.. .. whereas Bharat Ratna is given to more of overall contributor for society, country..

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Posted on: 28 January 2013 at 8:56am
W*F? Bollywood Hijacks plenty of other awards. And he is wondering why it's not hijacking another one.

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Posted on: 28 January 2013 at 7:24am
yeah iam wondering the same
why is int he in movies now

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Posted on: 28 January 2013 at 6:56am
How come this guy doesn't do movies anymore? I really wanna see him in a movie now.

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Posted on: 28 January 2013 at 4:04am
sunil shetty you are one of my favorite actor.

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