फिल्म ‘रक्षाबंधन’ और ‘लाल सिंह चड्ढा’ के बहिष्कार पर ये क्या बोल गए अक्षय कुमार

Akshay Kumar said that there is no point in boycotting films. He said: “If you don’t want to watch the film, don’t watch it. It’s a free country and films are part of it too, so whether someone wants to watch it or not is up to them.

Kolkata. Actor Akshay Kumar on Monday said there is no point in boycotting films in a free country like India as cinema as an industry also contributes to nation building. The actor at a press conference was asked to comment on the social media boycott call against his upcoming film ‘Raksha Bandhan’ as well as the Aamir Khan starrer ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’. Both films are scheduled to premiere on Thursday. “If you don’t want to watch a movie, don’t watch it. It’s a free country and movies are part of that, so whether someone wants to watch it or not is up to them.

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Akshay told reporters here, “I want to tell you that whatever industry it is, whether it is textile industry, film industry or anything else, all these help the economy. But there is no point in doing things like boycotting films.” He said: “We are on the verge of making our country the greatest and the greatest. So I just want to ask you not to go into such things and I also want to request you (the reporter) not to go into all this. It would be better. Only for our country.

Hashtags calling for boycott of ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ trended on social media last week. Asked to comment on such trends on social media, Aamir had said he was upset by the boycott call and urged the audience not to ignore his film. Later, similar hashtags against Akshay’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’ also surfaced on the online platform. Anand L. Directed by Rai, the film tells the story of Raju (Akshay), a shopkeeper who struggles to get his four younger sisters married. It stars Saadia Khatib, Sahajmin Kaur, Deepika Khanna and Smriti Srikkanth as Kumar’s on-screen sisters.

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The issue of dowry is also central to the upcoming film, which the actor said is “unfortunately” still prevalent in society. “What is given to the groom’s family in the name of a gift that parents of some girls call dowry… My film talks about this issue. There are many elements in it that are related to it.” Akshay said he supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to hoist the tricolor in every household from 13-15. August. He said, “In the 75th year of our independence, I support the call of our honorable Prime Minister. Every patriotic Indian should do the same.” ‘Raksha Bandhan’ also features Bhumi Pednekar.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from the PTI language feed.

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