Aamir Khan suffered a huge blow after his much-awaited film Laal Singh Chaddha flopped miserably at the box office. The film also received negative reviews from critics and viewers who watched it. While the ‘Bollywood Boycott’ trend on social media was said to have affected the film’s business, Aashram director Prakash Jha said that people in the Hindi film industry were just making remakes of bakwas.
During his recent interaction with Cinestaan, Prakash Jha spoke about whether the boycott trends are really affecting Bollywood or not. He condemned the content of the film and said that these people should understand that they are making bakwa. He said that a movie cannot be made only by big budget, high paid actors or corporations, one has to write a good story that will understand you and entertain you.
The director continued that people should make stories that are rooted in our culture, adding that they are just making remakes. “If you don’t have a story to tell, stop making films,” Jha further said, adding that they need to work hard and think original as people have become lethargic.
Talking about the boycott culture, Jha said that it has always existed, but it’s just that people use social media as a means of communication. He said that if Dangal and Lagaan would have failed, it would have been understood that it was affected due to boycott. But Laal Singh Chaddha did not live up to the expectations of the audience. “I’m yet to find someone who said ‘wow, what a movie that was,'” he said.
However, Jha acknowledged Aamir’s efforts and hard work, but he maintained that the failure of Laal Singh Chaddha could not be blamed only on the boycott trend but the content of the film also played a role.
After tasting huge success with the web series Aashram starring Bobby Deol as Nirala Baba, Jha is now coming up with a slice of life film Matto Ki Saikal which is a story of a daily wage laborer, his family and their bike which is very expensive for them. It will be released in theaters on September 16.
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