Actor Arjun Kapoor of Bollywood has commented on the harassment of the Hindi film industry. He says how their silence allowed people to take advantage of them. Several films, including Brahmastra, Shamshera, Laal Singh Chaddha, and Raksha Bandhan, have recently been the target of boycott efforts on social media while the industry is still being trolled.
Arjun Kapoor stated in a Bollywood Hungama interview, “ I think we made a mistake by being silent about it. 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."
He further added. “ Ab Jyada Hone lagahai…unfair hai (This has started happening a lot now. It is unfair)."
He also said, “ 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. Lagatarkeechaduchaaltejayengetohnayigaadibhithodisi shine khodegina? Humnetohkaafikeechadjhelliyahaipichlekuchsaalonmein. 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."