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Mumbai (Maharashtra): Vivek Agnihotri is known for his controversial statements that many a time cause chaos in the media. He has spoken on everything; right from the Laal Singh Chaddha boycott, Bollywood films failing at the box office, and more, nothing has been saved from the harshness of his criticism. With the boycott culture so in vogue on social media, how could it have escaped the opinion of Vivek Agnihotri! The filmmaker recently spoke about the trend and how it is good for the filmmaking industry.
Talking about the boycott culture with a news portal, the filmmaker said that it is a good trend. He stated that although it is a complex issue, the “Boycott Campaign” is “extremely good” as it shows people’s frustration with the content that Bollywood is making today. He further stated that the end result of this trend would be positive. Talking to Deccan Herald on whether these trends are calculated attacks by the right wings, Agnihotri said that they are more of cultural revolts against Bollywood.
While distancing himself and his work from the title of Bollywood, the filmmaker claimed that he is not a part of Bollywood and makes Hindi films while staying out of their tried and tested formulas.
Vivek Agnihotri had also previously spoken about the Laal Singh Chaddha boycott trend where he said, “Dangal had released after Aamir made those comments and it turned out to be the biggest hit despite the boycott conversations surrounding it. One thing I want to add is that I am not against anybody. All I want is that the film industry should be reformed. This fake business model is like a hot air balloon which has burst. The industry should come back to the fundamentals which are the story, writer, and director. That’s what they should focus on rather than just focusing on the stars and their PR campaigns.