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Most film awards, except the National awards, have lost credibility: Arjun Rampal

The actor said he still remembers the days when award shows were credible and to win a film award was a high for an artiste.

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National award-winning actor Arjun Rampal believes most of the film award functions today have lost credibility.

"I agree with most of the actors when they say award functions are like a reality show. It is really sad. I remember when I came into this industry there were such credible award shows and to win them was such a high," Rampal told IANS.

He added: "The more commercial they make it, it loses its credibility. It becomes boring. I think the award functions have lost tremendous amount of credibility in my life."

Rampal won the National award for Best Supporting Actor for the musical drama Rock On!! (2008). He believes the National film awards have not been corrupted.

"I would love to see a genuine award function come out. All of this makes my National award even so much more special. At least, I have that. National awards are not corrupted and it's a sacred place," said the 43-year-old model-turned-actor.

"Everybody who attends the National award ceremony has so much of positive attitude... I hope we find one award function which will be genuine," he added.

The actor is currently busy promoting Rock On 2, a sequel of Rock On. The upcoming musical drama is directed by Shujaat Saudagar, produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, and has music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

While Akhtar, Rampal, Prachi Desai and Purab Kohli reprise their roles from Rock On!!, Shraddha Kapoor and Titli (2015) fame actor and musician Shashank Arora have joined the team for the sequel.

The film is set to be released on 11 November.