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Teri Mitti lyricist Manoj Muntshir gets upset with Award shows

'Teri Mitti' lyricist Manoj Muntshir upset over losing Filmfare 2020 award for Best Lyrics. 'Apna Time Ayega' from Gully Boy stole the show.

‘Teri Mitti’ lyricist Manoj Muntshir upset over losing Filmfare 2020 award for Best Lyrics. ‘Apna Time Ayega’ from Gully Boy stole the show.

Manoj Munshir wrote the most beautiful song from film ‘Kesari’ which lost the Filmfare Award for Best Lyrics against ‘Apna Time Aayega’ from Gully Boy. The song was written by popular rapper Divines and Ankur Tiwari. This loss has angered him to an extent that he promises to never attend any award show until his last breath.

Manoj Muntshir took to Instagram to share the reason behind him boycotting the awards shows, In a lengthy Instagram post, Manoj wrote that even if he tried all his life, he wouldn’t be able to write a better song than ‘Teri Mitti’ and lines like ‘Tu Kahti Thee Tera Chaand Hoon Main Aur Chaand Humesha Rahta hai’. He said it would be disrespectful of his profession and art if he continued to attend the award shows that conveniently ignored to honor a song that made a million Indians shed a tear. In his post, he also wrote that he will never attend any award show whatsoever until his last breath.

Fellow and lyricist Neelesh Mishra took to Twitter to support Manoj Muntshir. He shared his two cents on Manoj’s stand stating that even he had penned lyrics for 30+ Bollywood films but never did he win an award. In a sarcastic tone, he said that perhaps his songs deserved to win after all. Playback singer and music composer Neha Bhasin also took to Twitter as support Manoj’s decision of standing against Filmfare Awards that differentiated between who is important and who is not. She openly criticized Filmfare Awards for not recognizing the work of good artists just enough. Ghazal singer Tauseef Akhtar too came out in support of Manoj.

The Netizens continued to trend #BoycittFilmfareAwards all night and this morning as Ranveer Singh’s ‘Gully Boy’ won a whopping 13 awards in one night. Gully Boy won top awards in categories like Best Actor (Male & Female) Besi Director, Best Supporting Actor (Male & Female), Best Song, Best Album and more.

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