Arjun Kapoor opens up on trolling against the Bollywood industry. For a few months, films like Shamshera, Laal Singh Chaddha, and even Raksha Bandhan have faced boycott campaigns on social media. Arjun Kapoor, last seen in the film Ek Villain Returns, says that the industry remained silent, leading to people taking advantage of them. Talking to Bollywood Hungama, Arjun 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. You know you don’t always need to get your hand dirty, but I guess we tolerated it a lot, and now people have made this a habit. We need to come together and do something about it because what people write about us or the hashtags that trend are far away from reality. When we do films that do good at the box office, then at that time people like us not because of our surnames but because of the film.”
Arjun added that this boycott has started happening a lot now, which is unfair. He said, “Ab jyada hone laga hai…unfair hai.” Arjun continued,
“On Friday morning, the spark in people, the euphoria for a new film, the excitement in people, and the shine of the industry are coming down. Lagatar keechad uchaalte jayenge toh nayi gaadi bhi thodi si shine kho degi na? Humne toh kaafi keechad jhel liya hai pichle kuch saalon mein kyunki we have turned a blind eye on it (People have been tossing mud on us for years now, and even a new car that will face that will turn muddy and it will lose its shine. We have been facing this for years now). We think that people’s perception will change after the film’s release.”
Arjun Kapoor will be next seen in the film Kuttey and The Ladykiller. The audience appreciated his performance in the film Ek Villain Returns which also features John Abraham, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria.