Actor Vijay Deverakonda, who has been promoting his film Liger in different cities as this marks his pan-India release, spoke about the boycott trend that has engulfed Bollywood addressing the ongoing cancel culture after films like Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha.
Liger star Vijay Deverakonda on ‘Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha’ trend – “You are not affecting Aamir Khan alone but the economy”
When asked about his thoughts on the boycott calls, the actor told India Today, “I just think on a film set, other than the actor, director, and actress, there are many other important characters, there are 200-300 actors working on a film and all of us have staff members, so a film gives employment to many people and is a source of livelihoods for many.
He continued, “When Aamir Khan sir makes a Laal Singh Chaddha, it is his name that stars in the film, but there are 2000-3000 families that are being provided for. When you decide to boycott a film, you are not only affecting Aamir Khan, you are affecting thousands of families who lose work and livelihoods. Aamir Sir is someone who pulls the crowd to the theatres. I am not sure why this boycott call is happening, but for whatever misunderstanding, this is happening, please realize you are not affecting Aamir Khan alone but the economy. It is a much bigger picture.”
Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi remake of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. Besides Aamir, it also stars Kareena Kapoor, Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya. Meanwhile, Vijay is awaiting the release of his most anticipated film Liger starring him alongside Ananya Panday. The film is scheduled to hit cinemas on August 26.
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