Since the beginning of the year, the industry has been plagued by the trend of boycotting Bollywood. Popular actors like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have fallen between the cracks, which has caused some or all of their films to do poorly at the Box Office. Hansal Mehta, a director with more than 20 years of experience in the field, recently discussed the tendency and called it "disturbing."
In a recent interview, the 54-year-old, who is well-known for films like Aligarh, Shahid, City Lights, and others, said that it is incredibly depressing to read the things that are posted about Bollywood on social media. The seasoned director adds that while some of this has been "approved" by insiders and his own associates, the majority of it is manufactured news with little to no basis in truth.
Mehta noted that there is yet some hope. The "Omerta" director described this as a "transitory" era for Bollywood and stated that it will soon end. The filmmaker described the business as "resilient," noting that while the panic and craziness will soon pass, it is crucial for creators to remain focused and give their all to their endeavors.
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Hansal Mehta just finished filming his upcoming untitled project. Kareena will play a detective and a mother in the film, which was largely filmed in London, according to sources.