Kareena Kapoor Khan, one of the most loved and successful actresses of Bollywood, who began her career with the movie ‘Refugee’ in the year 2000 has come a long way with movies like ‘Jab We Met’, ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.
Some people would remember that Ameesha Patel also made her debut in the year 2000 with the movie ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’ for which Kareena was the first choice.
While ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’ went on to become a blockbuster, “Refugee” only managed to get praise from the critics. In the awards season that followed, Zee Cine Awards thought Ameesha was more worthy of winning the Best Debut award than Kareena.
Take a look at this video from 2001 in which Kareena received the ‘Face Of The Year’ award from Aishwarya Rai, but lost to Ameesha in the race of the more prestigious ‘Best Debut Award’. And Kareena didn’t look very pleased while accepting the award.
She got a chance to show her disappointment when she was called on stage for the “Face of the Year Award”. Kareena’s grumpy walk towards the stage, and her less than enthusiastic words and expressions say it all. She finishes her winner’s speech in one sentence – “I’d like to thank Lux and Zee Cine Awards for giving me this honour.” – and walks off the stage. And in the process putting Aishwarya Rai who was presenting the award, and Ameesha Patel in an awkward situation.