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Swara Bhaskar talks about negative image of Bollywood after Sushant Singh Rajput's demise 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Swara Bhaskar talks about negative image of Bollywood after Sushant Singh Rajputs demise 

Poor box office performances and ongoing boycott trends are indications that Bollywood is going through a difficult phase right now. Even the most bankable stars and most promising films are struggling to bring audience to theatres and it seems that everyone has their theories on why things are like this. In a recent conversation with India Today, actress Swara Bhaskar shared that current state of Bollywood is a result of chain of events which started with the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

The actress stated, "The first reason and this I am quoting Anurag [ Kashyap], I heard him say this in an interview and it made perfect sense to me. 'He said the country is going through an economic slump' and film is a leisure activity and no one wants to spend money on leisure when things otherwise are so costly. So, that's the first thing and nobody's talking about that. Everyone is blaming Bollywood, as if Bollywood is responsible for people not coming to the theater. That's totally untrue."

She further added, "Secondly, after COVID, people don't want to go out of their houses. The third reason is that OTT has come in and really disrupted the watching experience. The fourth reason is after the unfortunate and tragic suicide of Sushant, Bollywood has been painted as a really dark place, that is only about drugs and alcohol and sex. My question is very simple, 'if everyone is doing just this, then who is making films?' Unfortunately, Bollywood is being discredited. There are people who just don't like Bollywood."

On the work front, Swara Bhaskar's next film 'Jahaan Chaar Yaar' will reels on 16th of September.

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