Shefali Shah Weighs In On Boycott Culture In Bollywood; ‘Films Are A Culture Like Cricket. It Can’t Die’

From Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha to Taapsee Pannu’s Dobaaraa, no recent film in Bollywood has been spared by the notorious ongoing boycott culture. Digging up old dirt or resurfacing something celebrities did or say in the past that seems remotely political is the new trend for some netizens that flagrantly starts the boycott trend.

In an interview with India Today, veteran actor Shefali Shah weighed in on the practice and showed immense faith in films and the ardent audience who still enjoy visiting theatres to be treated with cinematic experiences. For those unaware, her latest critically-acclaimed movie with Alia Bhatt, Darlings, was also a victim of boycott culture after it was accused of glamourizing domestic violence.

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”It’s a trend. I don’t think it’s long-lasting,” the 49-year-old actor said. She also got candid about the ongoing debate of Bollywood dying due to the tanked box office run of major movies. ”I don’t think it’s possible. Films are a culture like cricket. It can’t die…it can’t,” She also acknowledged that people have ‘opinions’ and ‘point of views’ but there is also a lot of ‘love and appreciation. ”I think we should just take it in our stride and just say ‘we tried’ and we move on,” Shefali Shah concluded.

Also See: ‘Darlings’: The bests examples of how a good Indies Meets Commercial Cinemas *Pun Intended*

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