In a recent interview, Anupam Kher asserted that Laal Singh Chaddha was not a great film while suggesting “the only way to kill the Boycott Bollywood trend”.
“Boycott Bollywood,” a trend that began in the wake of the Sushant Singh Rajput case, gained traction on social media in recent years, with many fans calling for a boycott of Bollywood films and actors. Among many other films, Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan was also targeted by trolls. Actor Anupam Kher, who is known for his outspoken views on a range of topics, also spoke about the same recently and suggested a way to “kill the Boycott Bollywood” trend.
It all happened during his recent interaction with ANI. Commenting on the Boycott Bollywood trend, Kher asserted, “I personally feel this trend will not affect a film. If your film is good, then it will work but if your film is bad, then it will affect it but not because of the trend. Everybody has freedom of expression. If an actor, actress, or film person has the right to say anything about any situation, then he/she should also be brave enough to sort of go through the situation.”
Talking in the context of Aamir Khan’s film Laal Singh Chaddha’s poor performance at the box office, Anupam said, “Laal Singh Chaddha was not a great film. If it was a great film then no power would’ve stopped it. Aamir’s PK worked really well. The point is that you need to accept the truth.”
Suggesting how to end the trend, the Saaransh actor further added, “I am not for boycott trends, not at all but you can’t stop somebody from doing what they want to do. But if your product is good, it will find its audience. In fact, they will go with a vengeance. And the only way to kill this trend is to make brilliant work.”
Coming to the professional front, the 68-year-old actor was last seen in Shiv Shastri Balboa, which also starred Neena Gupta. He has multiple films in the pipeline, including Emergency, IB 71, Metro In Dino, and The Vaccine War.