If There Are No Films
Bollywood superstar Kareena Kapoor today responded to a rising trend of calls for movie boycotts and cultural destruction. “I don’t agree with it at all,” she said.
The actor, speaking at an event in Kolkata, said: “If that happens, how will we entertain, how do you get joy and happiness in life, which I think everyone does. need. Agar movie nahi hogi toh Entertainment kaisa hoga (What about entertainment if there is no movie)?”
Her comments come amid calls to boycott Shah Rukh Khan’s next release ‘Pathaan’ over a song from the film. The song is at the center of controversy – ‘Besharam Rang’, featuring actor Deepika Padukone in an orange outfit that, according to critics, resembles sacred saffron in Hinduism.
The campaign against the film follows a similar campaign for “Laal Singh Chaddha” by Aamir Khan, which also featured Kareena Kapoor in a key role. A section of social media called for a boycott of the film after Aamir Khan’s 2015 interview resurfaced in which he was heard saying that his then-wife Kiran Rao had suggested they move to the countries because of the “growing intolerance” in India.
Kareena Kapoor also addressed the boycott trend around that time, saying, “The fact that they shouldn’t boycott this movie, it’s a very good movie. And I want people to see me and Aamir ( Khan) on the screen. We” waited too long. So please don’t boycott this movie, because it’s really like boycotting a good movie.”
The trend to boycott Bollywood movies for trivial and meager reasons has grown in recent years. Last year, several big-grossing releases, such as Brahmastra and Raksha Bandhan, were hit by online boycott campaigns.