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Mumbai (Maharashtra): The Boycott trend has grappled with the B-Town and its fear has been spreading like wildfire. While many celebrities have had their own theories about why such things are happening, why films are not working and what stars should do to improve the situation, audiences have their own opinions too. Amid this, Suniel Shetty too spoke about the same while attending an event in Raipur.
He said, “We have done a lot of good work too. However, people might not be happy with the type of subjects the films are having these days, and that is why we are going through such a tough time. Hopefully, this will be considered. Initially, it felt like a one-off thing but now we have been continuously seeing that people are not coming to theatres and I can't put my finger on a reason why and what this is happening.”
Recently, two big-budgeted films with a vast star cast, Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan, both of them miserably failed at the box office. They were caught in the storm of the boycott trend where Laal Singh Chaddha was appealed to be boycotted for Aamir Khan’s past comments of intolerance in the country and writer, Atul Kulkarni’s religious affiliations. Meanwhile, Raksha Bandhan was targeted because of Akshay Kumar’s past comments on religion.
Very few films have worked on the big screens this year which includes Kartik Aaryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani’s Jug Jugg Jeeyo and pan-Indian films, KGF 2 and Karthikeya 2.