A magnificent body of work, says Anupam Kher in response to the Boycott Bollywood movement
The entertainment business thrives on controversy. And there were a lot of them in the past several months. Recently, there have been calls to “boycott” numerous major Indian films, including Laal Singh Chaddha, Brahmastra, and Pathaan.
In an exclusive interview, actor Anupam Kher commented on the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ movement, saying, “I personally feel this trend will not affect the film.” In other words, if your film is good, it will do well, and if it is awful, it will hurt it, but not because of the trend. Everyone is allowed to say what they want. An actor, actress, or other film professional who claims the right to speak freely on any topic should also have the guts to “sort of go through the situation.”
The star of “The Kashmir Files” also discussed the backlash against “Laal Singh Chaddha,” Aamir Khan’s latest flick.
Not a very good film, “Laal Singh Chadda. If the movie was really good, nothing could have stopped it. Aamir’s penalty kick was a huge success. The key is to recognise the reality,” he continued.
supporting example, he told ANI, “I am not for boycott trends, not at all, but you can’t stop somebody from doing what they want to do.” However, if you have a quality offering, people will come. They will go with a vengeance, in fact. Making groundbreaking art is the only way to put an end to this movement.
Meanwhile, the actor spoke out about over-the-top (OTT) platforms, telling ANI, “It is a great creator of jobs; it is the best thing that has happened.” I saw “Trial By Fire,” one of the best shows ever made, yesterday, and it told stories that had never been told before. It’s incredible how many opportunities OTT has opened up for filmmakers, producers, actors, technicians, storytellers, and writers. And as the times shift, so must we. When compared to today, when there are countless options for fun, entertainment was scarce in the past. I believe that the world has evolved in the two years since the pandemic began. And with that shift came a shift in the audience’s mindset and way of thinking. Because of their own experiences with tragedy, people have developed a strong aversion to whatever they perceive to be false.
Anupam’s next projects include the thriller film IB71, directed by Luc Besson, and the dramas “Emergency,” directed by Kangana Ranaut, “The Signature,” and “Metro…In Dino,” both from Anurag Basu.