Actor Pankaj Tripathi has opened up about Bollywood’s ongoing cancellation culture that has affected films like Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan. With ‘Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha’ still trending on Twitter, Tripathi said it is people’s right to express their opinion as we live in a democratic country.
In an interview with India Today, Tripathi talked about the correlation between films and the betterment of society. He said, “Democracy me sabko apni baat rakhne ka adhikaar hai (In a democratic world everyone has the right to express their opinion). But films are also a major medium that generates revenue for the government. This income is then used to improve society. Lekin, sehemati ho ya nahi, (but whether they agree or not) it is the right of every individual.
“Boycott LaalSinghChaddha” has been trending ever since the trailer of Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha was released. Even after the film was released, the trend continued and the film opened with only Rs 10 crore at the box office. Protests are also taking place in several regions of the country, with members of the Hindu organization Sanatan Rakshak Sena staging protests in Uttar Pradesh.
kareena kapoor khan who plays a key role in the film, previously opened up about the ongoing cancellation culture. In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Kareena said, “They should not boycott this film, it is such a beautiful film. And I want people to see me and Aamir (Khan) on screen. It’s been three years, that’s how long we’ve waited. So please don’t boycott this movie because it’s actually like boycotting good cinema. And people worked so hard on it; we had 250 people working on this film for two and a half years,” she added, urging people not to boycott the film.