Actor Sunil Shetty’s statement during Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s meeting with film personalities in Mumbai is being discussed everywhere.
Addressing Yogi Adityanath, Sunil Shetty said: “How can you stop this continuing trend on Twitter? If you tell the respected Prime Minister, you can make a huge difference, sir.”
Sunil Shetty said: “Today if we are suffering, it is not the cost or the subsidy, we are suffering for the audience. It is very important to invite the audience to the theater.”
He further stated, “This trend of ‘Bollywood boycott’ can be stopped by your words. It is very important to convey to people that we have done a great job. There is a ‘bad apple’ among us.” There’s always a place, but you can’t count all of us in it because we’re all like that.
“Right now it is in people’s minds that Hindi cinema is not good. We have also made good films. I have made ‘Border’ and many other good films. This is the perception about us, this hashtag ‘Boycott Bollywood’ is Happening, how can we stop it together?How can you stop this trend on Twitter?
Suniel Shetty said: “I think if we look at it… there are definitely no places like UP, the heart of Hindi cinema. If I become Sunil Shetty, it’s only because of UP… because of those fans.” packed theaters on Fridays, people said this movie would be a hit.
‘Opposition to Bollywood trend’
Sunil Shetty further said: “If we pay attention to these things and if you take the initiative, it can definitely happen. It’s very important to remove this stigma attached to us, and I think we can all do this. I would agree.”
“I am sorry to say that there is a stigma attached to us because 99 percent of us are not like that. We don’t take drugs all day, we don’t do bad things all day. We are always associated with good work. If someone has related us to the countries and the Indianness is our music, our stories”.
He said: “I think if we pay attention to that and tell the Prime Minister about it, it can make a big difference.”
Sunil Shetty raised the issue of ‘Boycott Bollywood’ in front of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. In recent years, opposition to Bollywood has increased and the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ trend has been repeated many times on social media.
Who did Yogi Adityanath meet?
Yogi Adityanath was in Mumbai on a two-day tour.
On Thursday, he met many people associated with the world of cinema, including Sunil Shetty, Subhash Ghai, Jackie Shroff, Rajkumar Santoshi, Manmohan Shetty, Boney Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Sonu Nigam, Jackie Bhagnani, Rajpal Yadav, Ravi Kishan, Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, Om Raut meeting with.
The agenda for this meeting with the Chief Minister was to discuss filming and investment at Film City in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, but Sunil Shetty took this opportunity to introduce the agony of the film industry to Yogi Adityanath.
When did the #BoycottBollywood trend start?
The latest controversy is over the movie ‘Pathan’ starring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. In the song ‘Besharam Rang’ from the film Deepika Padukone wears ‘saffron clothes’, Hindu organizations across the country oppose the film and call on people not to watch it.
Even before this, there have been controversies regarding many movies.
Members of Hindutva organizations demonstrated in movie theaters in many cities across the country and tore up movie posters.
The ‘Boycott Bollywood’ trend on social media is said to have started in the year 2020 after the death of film actor Sushant Singh Rajput under suspicious circumstances.
People had alleged that there is ‘nepotism’ in the Hindi film industry and that work in movies is only found through ‘relationships’. It is difficult for a common Indian to cross these barriers and make his place.
After this, when Aamir Khan’s film ‘Lal Singh Chadha’ came out, he too was against it. This trend also went against Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Raksha Bandhan’.
But this protest has not been limited to just these movies. ‘Dobaara’, directed by Anurag Kashyap, ‘Liger’, starring Vijay Deverakonda, and Ayan Mukerji’s big-budget fantasy film ‘Brahmastra: Part One Shiva’, were also fiercely opposed.
,Sunil Shetty showed courage,
After Sunil Shetty’s request to Yogi Adityanath, the discussion on this topic also started on social media.
Journalist Rohini Singh has written that Sunil Shetty has shown courage in raising this issue with Yogi Adityanath.
In fact, it is said that most of the people who carry out the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ campaign are associated with Hindutva groups. Yogi Adityanath is also counted among the famous Hindu leaders of India.
Journalist Rohini Singh wrote: “The Bollywood you use to make all your campaigns, your agenda, even your shows successful, you put the same in the dock for politics. Sunil Shetty showed what great heroes they couldn’t say, that too on your stage and in front of you”.
At the same time, many Hindu activists have tweeted that Sunil Shetty has been ‘begging’ in front of Yogi Adityanath.
The BJP’s Anoop Kotwal wrote on Twitter: “Sunil Shetty’s begging in front of Uttar Pradesh’s respected Chief Minister Mahant Yogi Adityanath ji shows that the people of the country have stepped on his tail.”
What did Yogi Adityanath say?
At the meeting, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath assured the people of the world of cinema that they would be given full security in Uttar Pradesh.
Adityanath said, “You all must have seen that before the year 2017 there used to be riots every day in UP, but now the law and order situation in the state is very strong. We have formed ‘Anti Land Mafia Task Force’ and 64,000 hectares of land have been freed from the clutches of the mafia.”
Yogi Adityanath said that no goon can collect tax from any businessman in Uttar Pradesh, nor is any contractor harassed in UP.
Yogi said, “Even political donations cannot be taken by force in UP.”
Inviting people from the world of cinema to UP, Yogi said: “We have sent two of your representatives to Parliament, we understand your challenges and we know what to do. You play an important role in protecting
At this meeting, Yogi Adityanath said, “Uttar Pradesh has made a great contribution in the field of art in any period. Even today, it is our responsibility to preserve and foster that heritage.”
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