Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty on Thursday urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to put an end to his hatred of the Hindi-language film industry and the trend of “Bollywood boycott” on social media.
After visiting Mumbai for two days, Yogi Adityanath concluded his trip by meeting movie stars like Shetty, Subhash Gai, Jackie Shroff, Rajkumar Santoshi, Manmohan Shetty and Bonnie Kapoor.
While the agenda of the meeting was to discuss the prospects of filming and investment in Noida Film City, Suniel Shetty used the opportunity to voice the frustrations of the film industry.
“I want to talk about this hashtag in the works. It’s ‘Boycott Bollywood’. If you try to say anything about it, you might be stopped. We’re doing a good job. said the 61-year-old actor.
Saniel Shetty also asked Yogi Adityanath to enlist the help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear the stigma surrounding Bollywood.
“It hurts to see this stigma. Ninety-nine percent of the people here are good people. So Yogiji, please take the initiative and talk to the Prime Minister about removing this stigma,” he added.
The film industry has played a key role in connecting India with the world, Suniel Shetty said, urging the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to use his influence to stop the ‘boycott of Bollywood’ trend. requested to do so.
“We need to join hands to try to remove the ‘boycott Bollywood’ trend and make people understand that most people in the industry are good people. We are drug free and do not hurt others.
“Be the one who eliminates stigma. This industry has a responsibility to connect India and the world, especially when it comes to music.You are very famous.If you talk about it, people will listen. ‘ said the actor.
The boycott Bollywood hashtag first started trending after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June 2020, igniting debate about the nepotistic nature of the industry and the attitudes of top banner gatekeepers .
The hashtag reared its ugly head two years later ahead of the Aug. 11 release of superstar Aamir Khan’s films Lal Singh Chadda and Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan. rice field.
Other targets are Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Dubaala’, Vijay Deberakonda’s ‘Liger’ and Ayan Mukerji’s big-budget fantasy adventure ‘Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva’. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film ‘Pathaan’ is the latest.
Suniel Shetty said it’s wrong to downplay the industry because “one rotten apple”.
“Today people think Bollywood is not a good place, but we have made very good movies here. with the film of,” he added.
The actor said he was grateful for all the love and support that the people of Uttar Pradesh poured out for him in his early years.
“Today I owe it to the people of Uttar Pradesh. When they filled the theater, I knew our film would play well. You can change the way people think,” said Saniel Shetty.
The meeting held in Taj Colaba was also attended by Sonu Nigam, Jackie Bhanani, Rajpal Yadav, Ravi Kishan, Ashish Singh, Tej Kiran, Chandraprakash Dwivedi and Om Laut.
(Except for the headline, this article is unedited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
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