ITA 2018’s voting process has started. No wonder like every year, this time too the fans have started off voting and the enthusiasm to vote for their favourite artists are very much visible on Twitter and Instagram.
While the votes are on, we came across certain tweets with complains on twitter and upon looking further into it, we are quite surprised with the options the ITA website is showing up during voting.
For example – Star Plus’ Kasautii Zindagii Kay is a yet to be launched show. The show didn’t yet even premiere its first episode, but it is nominated in the best actor and actress category.
Funniest part is (mind it, this is definitely going to make you laugh), the actor (Abhimanyu Chaudhary), whose name is showing up as Anurag of Kasautii Zindagii Kay for ‘Your Best Actor Male’ category isn’t even playing Anurag in the show.
Apparently, Parth Samthaan is playing Anurag in Kasautii Zindagii Kay but seems like ITA’s website suggests differently.
If that’s not enough, then even Shaheer Sheikh is nominated for playing Salim in ‘Mughal-E-Azam’. Now again, the show didn’t launch yet but the show’s name is not ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ as well. It’s inspired by the story of Mughal-E-Azam and is titled as ‘Dastaan-E-Mohabbat’.
The same issue is with Sonarika Bhadoria, who is going to play Anarkali in ‘Dastaan-E-Mohabbat’ but you can put a vote for her in ‘Mughal-E-Azam’. The show is due to start off in October on Colors.
The options appear more confusing as a single actor is nominated for multiple projects he has been a part of in the last one year or let’s just say every single project he has been a part of in the last one year. Obviously, that gives the voters to choose their own favourite’s best work but one actor getting multiple nominee codes because of that makes little sense.
For Example – One can vote for Zain Imam for Naamkarann and also for Laal Ishq (which was an episodic only). But if there’s no separate category for episodics in the award show, then mixing it with daily soaps make no sense. We really hope, there’s a separate category for episodics since they are in the options for voting.
This year, ITA 2018 has already crossed 10 lakh votes but still the options for voting are as confusing as it had never been before. Why so? We don’t know. And why these mistakes are not corrected, we aren’t sure about that either.
The award ceremony is due to happen reportedly in November 2018.