INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a 2-day meeting at Mumbai’s Taj Colaba, discussing the key factors of film policy. Suniel Shetty expressed his view on boycott Bollywood campaign and seek CM Yogi’s assistance in removing the trend.
As per the latest update, Noida Sec 16, Film city will be the second hub of film production after Mumbai and the Yogi government is fully working on the investment prospects.
Thereby, the CM interacted with the Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani to join hands in the mega project.
The meeting included various renowned veterans of Bollywood actors like Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Sonu Nigam, Rajpal Yadav, Jackky Bhagnani, Ravi Kishan, Ashish Singh, Tej Kiran, Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Om Raut and many others.
Suniel Shetty expresses his views on boycott Bollywood trend
However, during the interaction session, Suniel Shetty took the pledge and spoke a few words about the ongoing Bollywood boycott campaign. He brought attention to the much-hyped topic of the film industry and the current crisis they are dealing with.
The famous actor-turned-businessman seeking the attention of the UP CM said, “Everywhere you go, there’s a rotten apple, but you can’t lump us all together like that. Bollywood is viewed negatively by many people today, although we have made some quality films here.”
“I also took part in one of these movies when I did Border. I’ve worked on several excellent movies. We must collaborate to find a solution to the Boycott Bollywood hashtag. We need to determine how to stop this trend,” he concluded.
The star asked CM Yogi to discuss the anti-Bollywood trend with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that 99% of the people from the industry are loyal to their work.
The current boycott trend in Bollywood commenced post actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise in June 2020. Furious netizens taking the power of social media managed to spurn mainstream films, which eventually empowered the South film industry.
Many big production houses suffered huge losses; thus, the people now from the film fraternity wanted Indian leaders to bring them back to their position.
As per reports, the meeting held in the business hub of India also stated that under the leadership of the Yogi government, if a web series is filmed in UP, they will get a 50 per cent subsidy.
Simultaneously, a 25 per cent subsidy is given for setting up studios and film labs.
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