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If you have been following Bollywood news or Twitter trends online then you would know how everyone’s adamant about boycotting and canceling Bollywood movies for reasons best known to them.
Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ and Alia Bhatt’s ‘Darlings’ have been worst affected by this new wave that has consumed the countrymen. It has also successfully kept social media users away from talking about topics relevant to the people of the country.
After Arjun Kapoor, it’s filmmaker Anurag Kashyap who has spoken his mind on the #BoycottBollywood trend.
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A short clip from his interview to an online portal is now going viral. In the clip, Anurag fearlessly highlights the facts revolving around the film industry in general and the economic crisis that India is currently facing.
Talking about the South Vs Bollywood debate, he says, “You don’t know how many films are not working in the South.”
“Two movies have worked in the Hindi film industry and the same in the Telugu industry too. In Tamil, only one has worked, and the same in Kanada. So what’s lacking? No one knows which South movie released in the theatre because even those aren’t working.”
“The main problem is that people don’t have money to spend. We are paying GST on food items like paneer. To distract people from such problems, the boycott trend has been birthed. Since people don’t have money, they want to watch movies only when they are assured that they’ll enjoy them or because they’ve been waiting for the movie for years. People are going to watch only when they hear it from others.”
He goes on to say that such trends are only distractions to keep the public busy so that they don’t ask questions about the price rise and other problems in the country.
“People don’t have money to spend. Our country is going through the worst economic slump and we should be talking about that. But no one is doing that. People are being kept busy and distracted from real problems by using Bollywood as the medium. Either Bollywood or cricket, keep talking about them and no one would know what’s going on in the country.”
Watch him bare it all.
Anurag Kashyap spitting facts yet again. pic.twitter.com/hO5Qi3UHFY
— Toby (@samarrkf) August 17, 2022
People online were divided on hearing his opinions.
Distraction is correct but Tamil aur Malayalam ke jyada hits raha hain yeah saal
— Varunkurup (@okayasyousee) August 17, 2022
Agree with everything but real movie lovers know what releases in south every Friday those are the real movie fans
— punk (@attaboy_dre) August 17, 2022
Read an article a few days back which said the Telugu film industry has stopped all shootings from Aug 1 to reevaluate their revenue and cost model because cinema owners are bearing huge losses. So, can definitely say that he is 100% right.https://t.co/IB0jd2kTCU
— Muskan (@lolingaway) August 17, 2022
even the south actors are saying the same. pic.twitter.com/xacu2zQ6aR
— αdil (@ixadilx) August 17, 2022
Problem lies with Content that Bollywood doesn’t have OTT platforms now have.People are watching World Class Content on OTT Post Covid why spend money on Remakes or Substandard Content irrespective of Language, Stars.Marvel Films are working which Bollywood can dream about making
— Bhaskar Agnihotri (@BHASKARAGNIHOT) August 17, 2022
Disagree, audiance is evolving they dont want to watch a movie just because there is a big star in it good content is taking over
— Akansh (@akansh_97) August 17, 2022
1. Vikram just made more than 500 crores mostly in Tamil Nadu and then in the South. The highest grossing movie
2. Don, a Tamil movie starring Sivakarthikeyan, made 100 crores
3. Maanadu, a Tamil movie made 100 crores.
Make good movies instead of blamin panner
— Manoj P (@newsjunkiemp) August 17, 2022
When u cannot blame goverment blame bollywood simple 😌.
— Ryanotaku (@Ryanotaku5) August 17, 2022
100% true sir, in 2019 I watch 7 movie and 2021-22 only watch two https://t.co/CcBsCkLLUz
— Shubham Gomase (@ShubhamGomase15) August 18, 2022
— 𝑺𝒖𝒎𝒖 (@gurlwithcurls_) August 18, 2022
Well elaborated ..: https://t.co/y7h5PuitnK
— Mohit Sidhpura (@Mohitsid23) August 18, 2022
Spot On!!! ♥️🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/0kmivhYr78
— Shahrose Chougley (@ShahroseChougle) August 18, 2022
Yeah, people are so hoodwinked by #BoycottBollywood that they don't realise they just spend more money on onions than last month.
What idiotic arguments are these?
People watch movies to tune out of their lives. It's called escapism. This "distraction" argument is nonsense. https://t.co/GctB7Bm1Iy
— Amogh (@amogh_astra) August 18, 2022
The downfall of Bollywood has began nd the boycott for the movies are happening for real..meanwhile south cinema is raising up …💯
Specially Kollywood nd Tollywood 💥#varisu @actorvijay https://t.co/ksOvfWG9Pp
— 𝙍𝙞𝙮𝙖♡ (@RiyashaTweets) August 18, 2022
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