Vijay Varma, who was recently seen in Alia Bhatt’s Darlings as opened up about the cancel culture on social media. Vijay who struggled for years to carve his own path has continued to impress fans with every performance. His film Darlings also faced trends like ‘Boycott Bollywood’ and ‘Boycott Alia Bhatt’ before the release of the film. Vijay talking about the hashtags said, “it has just gone a bit overboard now.”
Every film before release is being called for a boycott on social media. Talking about the cancel culture wave in Bollywood, Vijay Varma told India Today that a few years ago trends could have been useful and productive, and forced people to think, but today they are not helpful. He said, “It can scare you. It has just gone a bit overboard now. I feel something that you said 10 years ago could have been objectionable, and made a few people raise their eyebrows. It could be a prevalent exercise at that time, but in today’s times, it is no longer frowned upon. I feel you cannot be cancelled for something like that.”
Vijay further explained that even today in his village in Rajasthan there are leopard and tiger skins on display. He said, for generations, people grew up seeing them, even if we now know and understand the cruelty of hunting wildlife, but back then it was normal for them. The actor believes that people who haven’t had a chance to educate themselves cannot be cancelled.
He told the portal, “If they have not educated themselves and are not in sync with the current times, do we become so bad to them that they get cancelled in a rude way? These are thoughts I keep thinking about. I don’t really have an answer.”
The actor added, “I feel education and catching up on times is very important. But times and trends are changing so quickly. A comedian who must have said something 10 years ago, can have those lines come back to haunt him right now.”
Vijay said it’s important for artists to go to “dangerous places within the realm as much as the law allows you, only then can he bring something for you to watch or learn.”
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