Renowned Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty recently had a chi-chat with Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to discuss film opportunities in the state. During the conversation, the Hera Pheri star reportedly got candid about Bollywood’s downfall seemingly caused by the audience’s vicious feelings and opinions towards the Hindi film industry aka Bollywood.
According to reports, Suniel Shetty requested UP CM Yogi Adityanath to put an end to the #BoycottBollywood trend.
”The hashtag that’s going on, Boycott Bollywood, yeh ruk bhi sakta hai aapke kehne se,” he continued before stating,
”One rotten Apple is everywhere, but just because of that you can’t call the whole industry rotten,”
He further emphasized that Bollywood is doing good work and it is important to spread and promote that. Making an example of his film Border, Shetty tried to make him believe that Bollywood has made many good films. He also talked about teaming up together and figuring out how to stop the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ trend.
”Today, if I am Suniel Shetty, it is because of UP and the fans from there. They have filled up theatres on Fridays, and that’s how we would know that film chalegi. If you take the lead, this can definitely happen. It is of great importance that this stigma that is on us is gone,”
the Border actor continued.
Moreover, Suniel Shetty also put light on some of the stigmas attached to the Hindi film industry.
”Dukh hota hai bolne me ke humaare pe yeh stigma hai because 99% of us are not like that. Hum din bhar drugs nahi lete, hum galat kaam nahi karte,” he also added,
”Bharat ko agar bahar ke desho se kisi ne joda hai toh woh hai humaara music and our stories”.
The actor requested the CM to take the lead and believed he could make a difference and end this on-going dry spell of Bollywood.