Trend to boycott Bollywood films now a joke: Taapsee Pannu
Kolkata/IBNS: The recent social media trend to boycott Bollywood films has become a "joke", said actor Taapsee Pannu Thursday.
When asked by India Blooms on this recent trend during a press conference Thursday, Taapsee said, "We have crossed the stage of getting bothered. These boycott trends have become like the morning newspapers. Since it has been overused, the trend has lost its relevance. It has become a joke."
"I don't know about the whole industry, but it has become a joke for me and Anurag (Anurag Kashyap). The audience will or will not watch films as per their own choice. They do not get motivated by such trends," she added.
Taapsee made the comment while promoting her Hindi film Dobaaraa, which is slated for Aug 19 release, in Kolkata.
Recently, Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has urged the Bollywood fraternity to unite against the boycott trend.
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Arjun had said, "I think we made a mistake by being silent about it and that was our decency but people have started taking advantage of that. I think we made a mistake by thinking that 'our work will speak for ourselves'."
Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar's Raksha Bandhan are two other recent films which have faced boycott calls.
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