Here's why Sonam Kapoor lost out to Alia Bhatt

Updated: Dec 08, 2016, 10:42 IST | The Hitlist Team

Alia Bhatt walked away with the Best Actress trophy at Sunday night's Star Screen Awards, which kickstarted the Bollywood awards season. Quite a few eyebrows were raised since Sonam Kapoor was an equally, if not more, deserving contender for the honour

Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and  Deepika Padukone
Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone

Alia Bhatt walked away with the Best Actress trophy at Sunday night's Star Screen Awards, which kickstarted the Bollywood awards season. Quite a few eyebrows were raised since Sonam Kapoor was an equally, if not more, deserving contender for the honour.

A bitchy starlet from Lokhandwala tells us Alia was always the favourite with the eight-member jury, half of who owe loyalty to the actress' mentor, Karan Johar. The four panelists, we are told, were Urmila Matondkar (one of KJo's besties), Subhash Ghai (who's remaking 'Ram Lakhan' with the director's banner, Dharma Productions), Karan Malhotra (who helmed Johar's 'Agneepath') and Raveena Tandon (wife of KJo's childhood buddy, Anil Thadani, who is the distributor for Dharma projects).

Now, that's something worth pondering over. Also, Deepika Padukone winning the Style Icon award came as a surprise to many, especially since she walked into the event in an unsightly black gown. Wonder why Sonam was ignored even in this category.

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