Many Bollywood biggies have faced it boycott trend on social media, with films like Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan tackling hashtags even before their release. In such a scenario, with a certain section of social media dismissing the films before they land in theaters, actress Rakul Preet Singh says she is “concerned” about the release of her upcoming movie Doctor G starring Ayushmann Khurrana.
The actor believes that a film should be boycotted if it hurts audiences’ feelings, but no one should “jump ahead” before a film’s release. Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Rakul said, “You should boycott something that affects a certain segment of society, but don’t jump ahead and start that conversation because it affects the entire chain of filmmaking, not just the actors. “
She added that when a film is boycotted, the entire filmmaking chain is affected. “The industry is suffering, the number of films produced is suffering. So it is a chain that is followed. Employment goes down. At a time when government is doing its best to improve the economy, we should not be advocating these things.”
in the Doctor G, Essays Rakul the role of a gynecologist Fatima. For her role, the actress took diction tutorials and also learned about the workings of a delivery room from a gynecologist who was present on the film’s set. In her opinion, the film would be an “entertaining” watch with a social undertone.
During the casual chat, the actor also reflected on that Non-screening of Bollywood films in the recent past. She said that the past two years have been really hard for people and they can’t watch a movie in a movie theater every Friday.
“We’ve been through really difficult times. People are still trying to understand their lives. We were the house-blessed and have not had to think about food for the last two years, but a large part of the population has not had it easy. Perhaps the cinema is not her first source of entertainment at the moment. They have to secure their future. Ab har hafte film aa rahi hai toh har hafte toh nahi dekh payenge na. (Now if there’s a movie released every week, people can’t come to theaters every week),” Rakul shared.
But from a film producer’s perspective, she added, “If you look at it from our perspective, no films have been released in the last two years. So the producers have to release their films too. Ultimately, it’s a very delicate period for cinema.”
After Doctor G, Rakul will appear in Thank God, which also stars Sidharth Malhotra and Ajay Devgn. She has four more films in the pipeline, including Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2.