‘If Aamir Can’t Make A Hit Film…’: Ram Gopal Varma Reacts To ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ Failure And Boycott Culture

With Bollywood currently going through a lean phase, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, in a recent interview, weighed in on the boycott culture, which is considered one of the key reasons for the recent failures of Bollywood movies. And while talking about the current scenario and the failure of an A-lister like Aamir Khan, the ace filmmaker shared his views on why recent films have failed to allure the audience to theatres.

While talking to Bollywood Hungama, RGV said, “A lot of people feel that OTT is a threat. I personally feel that YouTube is a threat. It comprises so many kinds of videos, from well-packaged news to funny comedy sketches to viral videos of scandalous stuff done by politicians. Hence, the attention span is going down.” He continued, “The mind-set is such that you can go anytime off YouTube and resume whenever you feel like it. But with OTT and theatres, the mindset is that you have to invest 2-3 hours of your time. That kind of attention is going to keep decreasing in the future.”

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And to justify his point, Varma gave the example of Aamir and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. “Who would have imagined an Aamir Khan film would bomb so badly? If Aamir Khan doesn’t know how to make a hit film, then what happens to the rest?” he added while talking about the recently released film that bombed in the domestic circuit.

Aamir’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, an official adaptation of Tom Hanks’ hit film ‘Forrest Gump’, was the talk of the town since its inception, and to everyone’s surprise the Advait Chandan directorial ended up scoring low at the box office. The film also featured Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh in pivotal roles.

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