Actor Abhishek Bajaj has spoken out against the current boycott trend in Bollywood. He labels it a regressive strategy and claims it restricts the opportunities for up-and-coming talent in the sector.
“The whole trend about boycotting Bollywood is really sad. It is very regressive. Because of it there will be no trickle-down effect in the economy because the money the industry earns eventually goes into the economy. We are losing on that. I would rather say I urge people to come forward and to support the talent rather than boycotting,” he said
He adds, “Support actors like us, directors and producers who are new, who want to prove their mettle. I really want the people to support them. Because we have no one, just the people. Only they can take us ahead”
Recent major Bollywood films like Liger and Laal Singh Chadha failed to receive the desired response. Do you believe the outcome was due to the current trend? “I am not sure whether such trends can affect film’s business, but do believe that we need to revisit the scenario and figure out where we are going wrong and how we can fix it,”
The actor, who has appeared in films like Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui and Student of the Year 2, has encouraged people not to boycott the movies because so many people have worked so hard on them.
“When one points out, another points out, and it grows. I feel the audience wants to see new people coming up. They want to see new content, and new talent, I will say it might be their perception like this… Instead of the cancel culture, the hashtag should be — support the talent. That will benefit us, because in the end talent is what matters. If they support the talent, they will love to watch them and people will fall in love with Bollywood again” he concluded
Abhishek Bajaj, an Indian actor, was born on October 24, 1992. He is well known for his roles as Sandy in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui and as Student of the Year 2 in 2019.