The chorus for boycotting Bollywood movies has been getting louder in recent months. In recent times, several movies such as Laal Singh Chaddha, Darlings, Raksha Bandhan and Liger have faced boycott calls. And the hashtag ‘boycott Bollywood’ trends regularly on Twitter. But actor Shefali Shah thinks it’s just a temporary trend and not something that will last. Also read: Did Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha Fail Due To Boycott Call Or Bad Content?
Many have said that as the movie business is tarnished and more Bollywood movies fail at the box office, bollywood may find it difficult to get out of this rut. Many have argued that the boycott calls are responsible for the substandard performance of Hindi films. However, others have said the issue has been blown out of proportion and the phone calls have no effect on the films.”
Responding to this in a recent interview with India Today, Shefali Shahi said: “It’s a trend. I don’t think it will last long,” she said. When asked about the idea that Bollywood is ‘dying’, the actor said: ‘I don’t think it’s possible. Movies are a culture like cricket. It can’t die… it can’t. People have their opinion, they have their opinion, but there is also a lot of love and appreciation that we get. I think we should just take it easy and just say ‘we tried’ and we’ll move on.”
Shefali was last seen in Darlings, which also featured Alia Bhatt, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew. The film, directed by Jasmeet K Reen, was released on Netflix on August 5 to critical acclaim, with critics praising Shefali’s performance. The actor will now star in her role as Delhi Police DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in the second season of the true crime drama Delhi Crime. The series will begin streaming on Netflix on August 26.
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