Actor Karen Kapoor has responded to the trend of a segment of the population boycotting Bollywood films. At a recent event in Kolkata, Kareena asked how people are entertained when there are no movies. Kareena attended the Indian Chamber of Commerce-Young Leaders Forum event in Kolkata on Sunday. (Also read | Kareena Kapoor grooves while Kanika Kapoor sings Udta Punjab song Da Da Dasse)
The ‘#Boycott Bollywood’ trend started last year before the release of several films such as Laal Singh Chaddha, Liger, Brahmastra and Raksha Bandhan. The trend affected the box office of some films.
As quoted by news agency ANI, Kareena said: “I don’t agree at all. If that happens, how will we enjoy ourselves, how will you have the joy and happiness in your life, which I think everyone needs And that cinema and movies are promising, which we have always done, which movies have always done. Agar movies nahi hogi toh entertainment kaisa hoga (If there are no movies, how will people be entertained).”
Prior to the release of Laal Singh Chaddha, Twitter users started popularizing the hashtag #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha and asking people not to watch the movie. Films like Liger, starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday, and Brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor, were also called for boycott by many. However, Brahmastra did very well at the box office and emerged as one of the highest-grossing films of 2022. The trend started again for Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s Pathan release.
Kareena has several projects in the pipeline. She will next appear in director Sujoy Ghosh’s thriller based on the book The Devotion of Suspect X. The film also stars Vijay Varma and Jaideep Ahlawat. In addition, she also has the next self-titled film from director Hansal Mehta.
She also has the upcoming comedy movie The Crew alongside Tabu and Kriti Sanon. The film, directed by Rajesh Krishnan, is set against the backdrop of the struggling aviation industry. The Crew is co-produced by Balaji Motion Pictures Limited and Anil Kapoor Productions. It is all set to go on floors in February 2023.