The actor said that he’d initially thought it was a ‘one time thing’.
Last Updated: 09.46 AM, Aug 26, 2022
After Swara Bhasker, Arjun Kapoor, Vivek Agnihotri and Kapil Sharma, among others, Suniel Shetty has become the latest celebrity to voice his thoughts about the ongoing ‘Boycott Bollywood’ trend. The actor opened up about how he thought the industry was going through a ‘tough’ time of late.
In conversation with ANI during an event, the actor spoke of the previous good work the industry had done over the years. Acknowledging that the industry is going through hard times at the moment, Shetty said that people might not be satisfied with the kind of content Bollywood films have these days.
The actor said that he had initially thought it to be a one time thing. But after seeing people stay away from theatres for so long, Shetty said he was confused as to why this is actually happening. Saying that he could not put his finger on it, the actor urged people to consider the good work the industry has done as well.
A number of Bollywood films have found themselves in the midst of calls for boycotts, including Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, Taapsee Pannu’s Dobaaraa, Alia Bhatt’s Darlings, Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan and even Vijay Deverakonda’s Liger. Barring Liger and Darlings, the former having released on Friday and the latter premiering on Netflix, the other films have witnessed a lacklustre run at the box office. Even upcoming releases seem to have earned the ire of the public, as calls to boycott Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra and Hrithik Roshan-Saif Ali Khan’s Vikram Vedha had also started to trend for a couple of days.
Meanwhile, Suniel was last seen in Kiran Korrapati’s Telugu sports drama Ghani. The actor’s upcoming releases include Hera Pheri 3, the third instalment in the popular film franchise. The sequel will see Shetty share the screen with Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal.