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Kareena Kapoor Khan on the 'boycott Bollywood' trend: Agar films nahi hogi toh...

Kareena Kapoor Khan attended an event in Kolkata on Sunday.

Kareena Kapoor Khan on the 'boycott Bollywood' trend: Agar films nahi hogi toh...
Kareena Kapoor Khan/Instagram
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Last Updated: 03.11 AM, Jan 23, 2023


Kareena Kapoor Khan has addressed the growing "boycott Bollywood" movement in public. The actor was spotted in Kolkata on Sunday, where she attended an event hosted by the Indian Chamber of Commerce's Young Leaders Forum. Kareena mentioned the "boycott Bollywood" movement during the conversation.

The actor said that she completely disagrees with this trend. Kareena asked what fun that would be if it actually happened and if there was any way to bring the happiness and joy into one's life that they so desperately require. She went on to say that they have always done, and films have always done, things that are promising in cinema and film. If movies don't work, then how can people have fun?

After actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away, the hashtag "boycott Bollywood" became a social media phenomenon. The fad died down in 2021, but internet users revived it in 2022 in anticipation of movies like "Laal Singh Chaddha," "Liger," "Brahmastra," and "Raksha Bandhan." Some movies' box office performances suffered as a result of the fad.

In the days leading up to the premiere of "Laal Singh Chaddha," the hashtag "#BoycottLaalSinghChadda" began trending on Twitter as a call for viewers to skip watching the film. At first, it seemed like nothing more than a bunch of trolls trying to drum up some publicity for the picture; but, when the movie was deemed a financial failure, people began to take notice.

Some people on Twitter went through Aamir's statements and shared his controversial comment about "India's growing intolerance." Some of Kareena's questionable former comments have also been published online.

Many people also tried to get audiences to avoid seeing films like "Liger" and "Brahmastra," but the latter ended up being one of 2022's highest-grossing releases.

Once again, the trend began just before the release of Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, and Deepika Padukone's film Pathaan. The song "Besharam Rang" from the film was released online on December 12 and quickly became a sensation. Many were pleased by the upbeat track, but others were offended by the saffron and green garb shown in the video. Protesters in Indore burned effigies of SRK and Deepika in response to the release of the film Pathaan and the song Besharam Rang.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Kareena will be next seen in the thriller The Devotion of Suspect X," directed by Sujoy Ghosh and based on the novel of the same name. Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma are also featured. She also has Hansal Mehta's next picture, which has yet to be given a title.