19 Dec 2020: 'It's heartbreaking,' says Kareena Kapoor on negativity against Bollywood
Speaking to journalist Barkha Dutt on We The Women panel, she stated that it is heartbreaking to see that an industry that has fulfilled the dreams of many is constantly getting bashed.
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Details: 'Film industry is becoming the softest target'
When Barkha asked Kareena whether the industry paid the price for not taking a stand for itself, the actor said that no matter what celebrities say, they are slammed.
"Whether you say or do not, the industry is anyway becoming the softest target (sic)," she said.
She added that many actors do not speak up because of the fear of incessant trolling.
Details: Trolls are spreading 'hatred and negativity' in the industry
Talking about the impact of trolls and the negativity that Bollywood is getting, she stated, "They are spreading hatred and negativity into an industry that's for entertainment. We are here to entertain our fans. We are not here to spread hate and negativity (sic)."
Kareena said that some people are trying to malign the image of the industry and it is "heartbreaking."
Statement: Even Raj Kapoor was a nobody once: Kareena
Kareena said that Bollywood is a dreamland that has helped many people build their legacies.
She said, "There are so many dreams made here. Look at the kind of people who have come here and built their homes, dreams and legacies."
"When Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor came, they were nobodies. From a simple family in Lahore, they built their entire legacy here," she added.
Fact: This has to stop: Kareena
"Why are we trying to bring down industry, actors, producers and filmmakers? Saying so-and-so is like this or like that. Why? I feel this has to stop. Talking about it, fuels it," the actor added.
Debate: How Sushant's demise ignited the debate of nepotism
The sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14 reignited the debate around nepotism as many felt that the actor had to end his life because of the pressure he felt for being an "outsider" in Bollywood.
Bollywood has been receiving brickbats as many claimed that influential producers and A-list actors treated the late actor badly which might have affected his mental health.