After the unfortunate death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ trend took a surge and it’s been over two years but there is still no sign of slowing down. Initially Industry insiders and trade analyst didn’t take this trend seriously but after seeing it’s negative impact on the box office of big budget, most anticipated films like Laal Singh Chaddha, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Setu, industry insiders and trade analyst have started to realise that they cannot afford take this issue lightly anymore.
Kareena Kapoor Khan who also faced the heat of this trend after the failure of Laal Singh Chaddha recently reacted to the rising #BoycottBollywood trend at an event. On Sunday, the actor was speaking at an event at the Indian Chamber of Commerce-Young Leaders Forum in Kolkata. During the discussion, she expressed her views on the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ trend.
“I don’t agree with it at all. Because if that happens, how will we entertain, how will you have the joy and happiness in your life, which, I think everybody needs – which cinema and films are promising, which we have always done, which films have always done,” said Kareena.
For the unversed, #Boycott Bollywood trend is again in the news because of the ongoing protests in India over the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film, ‘Pathaan’. The trend peaked after the film’s song ‘Besharam Rang’ was dropped online as many netizens started using the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ hashtag over the use of Deepika Padukone’s saffron costume.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Kareena will be next seen in director Sujoy Ghosh’s thriller The Devotion of Suspect X which is based on the book of same title. The film also stars Vijay Varma and Jaideep Ahlawat.