On social media, there has been a boycott trend against Bollywood in recent days. The boycott trend even affected Aamir Khan’s highly anticipated film, Lal Singh Chaddha, which ended in a flop. In such a scenario, several Bollywood personalities like Sunil Shetty, Arjun Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Alia Bhatt have made insensitive remarks trying to dismiss this boycott trend. Meanwhile, actor Shreyas Talpade has strongly opposed the arrogant statements made by Bollywood actors like Alia Bhatt during News18 Lokmat’s special Ganesh Chaturthi.
Shreyas Talpade advised actress Alia Bhatt, who has been embroiled in controversy due to statements such as “If you don’t like me, don’t look at me”, to respect the public.
When asked what he would wish for Lord Ganpati this year, Shreyas Talpade replied, “I wish Lord Ganesha would give wisdom to Bollywood celebrities making arrogant statements about the ‘Bollywood boycott trend’. Right now, I don’t appreciate the statements coming from the Bollywood industry regarding boycott calls. Shreyas on Alia Bhatt’s statement ‘If you don’t like me, don’t watch me’ said, “It’s very wrong to say that if you don’t like me, don’t watch my movies. This way, you will end up distancing yourself from the public. An actor only exists as long as the public does not like him.
He also used a metaphor to support his point. According to Shreyas Talpade, if your lover or significant other is unhappy for some reason, will you tell them to leave? Instead, we’ll try to persuade them not to leave and regain their trust by apologizing for a mistake.
Alia Bhatt’s controversial statement
Alia Bhatt’s recent statement sparked controversy ahead of Brahmastra’s release. During the interview, Alia Bhatt said, “I won’t always defend the protest. People who don’t like me don’t watch my film. I can’t do anything about it.
Brahmastra: a “resounding failure”
Notably, despite all the hype surrounding it, Karan Johar’s film Brahmastra, which is currently playing in theaters, failed to impress film critics and critics. Taran Adarsh, a well-known film critic, reviewed the film on Twitter on Friday. He completely rejected the film, calling it a “major failure”. Adarsh gave the Ayan Mukherjee-directed film a two-star rating, saying it was “poor in material”. He said the film was “all shiny, soulless”.
Rating: ⭐⭐#Brahmastra is a big disappointment… High on VFX, low on content [second half nosedives]… #Brahmastra could have changed the game, but, alas, it’s a missed opportunity… All shiny, soulless. #BrahmāstraReview pic.twitter.com/5EOKJrtbiY
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 9, 2022
Taran Adarsh wasn’t the only one disappointed with the film. Many other film critics and media gave the film terrible ratings ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 out of 5 stars.
This “Bollywood boycott trend” has affected Aamir Khan’s “Laal Singh Singh Chaddha”, Akshay Kumar’s “Raksha Bandhan” and Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s “Brahmastra” in recent months.