Kareena Kapoor: We recently wrote about the Gujarat Multiplex Association calling for police help after receiving numerous threats during the Pathaan movie release. While the movie is scheduled to premiere on January 25, since the song “Besharam Rang” was released last month, it has come under fire from several Hindu community groups for a number of reasons, including the fact that it is associated with the Boycott Bollywood trend on social media. In the midst of the issue, Kareena Kapoor Khan spoke out about the trend and pleaded with people not to continue it since it will put the entertainment business at risk. Her most recent movie, Laal Singh Chaddha, encountered a similar situation in some Indian regions.
Recently, Kareena Kapoor Khan spoke candidly about this tendency at the Indian Chamber of Commerce-Young Leaders Forum event. “If that happens, how will we entertain? How will you experience the joy and happiness that everyone needs in their lives? How will everyone be entertained if there are no films? (Agar films nahi hogi toh entertainment kaisa hoga). For those who were unaware, the Boycott Bollywood trend was created when many people objected to movies that hurt their feelings. While Laal Singh Chaddha had some backlash for comments made by Aamir Khan in the past, Pathaan has been the target of criticism over Deepika Padukone’s saffron bikini in the song “Besharam Rang.” In addition, many of them have expressed opposition.
These movies are not the only ones to suffer from the Boycott Bollywood trend on social media, though. Social media users criticized even high-profile comedies like Brahmastra and the Akshay Kumar movie Rakshabandhan.
When it comes to Kareena Kapoor Khan, she has addressed this practice once more. During the release of Laal Singh Chaddha, she had already spoken out against it and urged everyone to see the movie rather than boycott “excellent cinema.” The movie didn’t perform well at the box office in spite of the requests.