Last update: August 18, 2022, 8:43 PM IST
Be it Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, Alia Bhatt’s Darlings or Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan, it has become quite common for Bollywood films to face the Boycott trend before their release. While the trend has certainly become worrisome, actor Vijay Varma also expressed his concern about the same in a recent interview.
Vijay Varma shared how the trend of boycotting has gone overboard in recent years and mentioned that it has now reached a point where “it can scare you”. “It can scare you. Now it’s a bit over. I feel like something you said 10 years ago might have been objectionable and raised some eyebrows. It might have been a common exercise at the time, but in today’s age, it is no longer unpredictable. I feel like you can’t get canceled for something like that. For example, I go to a house in Rajasthan and there are leopard and tiger skins on display. When this house was probably built, it was very normal to have skins of dead animals on display… We now understand how dangerous and cruel this is to wildlife and animals. But people at that time, a family that has seen four generations of animal skins on their wall and they are not educated. Can we cancel them?’ the actor told India Today.
Varma also mentioned how a person should not be attacked based on what they have said in the past and added, “I don’t really have an answer. I feel that education and covering the years is very important. But times and trends change so quickly. A comedian who must have said something 10 years ago, those lines might haunt him right now.”
On the work front, Vijay Varma was last seen in Darlings in which he shared the screen with Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah. The film revolves around a woman (Alia) who kidnaps her own abusive husband (Vijay) to teach him a lesson.
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