Vidya Balan said the national awards were given to her by the nation, not by any government. She was speaking at the India Today Conclave today.
A simple logic and yet it makes a difference.
Every single filmmaker, scientist, writer, or whosoever is returning their honours, is simply showing their true colours. It shows their absolute disregard for the nation, contempt for the recognition and respect given by the nation.
One can only wish that these so called tolerant thinkers had half the sense as Vidya.
What triggers or motivates these ‘award-returnees’ to gratify in cheap politics over nothing? Evidently, being a hypocrite was and continues to be is their full-time job.