Swara Bhasker has opened up to the #BoycottBollywood trends and the anxious vibe around celebrities. After supporting celebrities like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar, Swara has now shared her thoughts on criticizing netizens and filming filmmaker Karan Johar.
During a conversation with Connect FM Canada, Swara first spoke about why celebrities sometimes deliberately chose to reformulate their views on controversial matters. “There’s an atmosphere of fear. In the industry…there’s the idea of not getting into controversy. There’s a genuine belief in the industry that if there’s a controversy going on, it’s best not to get involved in it.” concern or comment on it.”
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Later, Bhasker added how Karan was targeted after the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. Tanu Weds Manu actress added that the filmmaker was heavily attacked by some of the netizens and the general public for Sushant’s alleged suicide. Swara said people can criticize Karan for his films or for promoting “nepotism” in the film industry, but calling him a “murderer” after Sushant’s death was unfair. “Aapko Karan Johar ki filmein ghatiya lag sakti hain, uske nepotism se dikkat ho sakti hain. Lekin aapki dikkat… aur aapki does not like ka matlab ye nahin hai ki vo kaatil hain.”
Earlier in another interview, Swara recalled how Alia was targeted by netizens after Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide, and how this severely affected her movie Sadak 2. “I don’t know how many boycott trends actually affect the company. Alia Bhatt got a lot of negative attention on social media after the tragic suicide of Sushant (Singh Rajput), which of course was completely unjustified. The kind of accusations that were made about many Bollywood A-Listers. At that time, Sadak 2 was released, it got a lot of boycott calls….negative publicity, and it did very badly.”
Swara was last seen in Jahaan Chaar Yaar alongside Pooja Chopra, Meher Vij and Shikha Talsania. The film was released on September 16.