‘Artists should be respected, but….’: CM Yogi’s hard-hitting message on ‘boycott Bollywood’ trend

CM Yogi Adityanath on Friday shed his views on a range of issues, including the ‘boycott’ trend in Bollywood. He spoke more about the ongoing divide in the Hindi film industry.

The ‘boycott’ trend

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday in an interview with India Today gave his opinions on a range of issues, including the brutal ‘boycott’ trend in Bollywood and the upcoming film city in the populous state.


Speaking at length about the ongoing cancel culture in Bollywood, Yogi Adityanath said that actors and artists must be respected, but it is also important for filmmakers to respect the sentiments of the masses.

CM Yogi’s film city project

When asked about CM Yogi’s film city project and its development, the 50-year-old said that he recently met actors and directors in Mumbai for the same. “You will see a world-class film city in Uttar Pradesh,” the chief minister said.

The statement comes weeks after Yogi Adityanath visited Mumbai and held a conference with Bollywood stars including Suniel Shetty, Manoj Joshi, Kailash Kher, Sonu Nigam, Boney Kapoor, and Jackie Shroff among others, with the prospect of extending subsidies to filmmakers to come and shoot in UP.


The blueprint of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s dream project – a world-class Film City

The UP CM had mentioned at the conference that cinema plays a huge part in connecting society and he wants to guarantee the fraternity can shoot smoothly in UP as it is a ‘film-friendly’ state.

“We have made two of your film fraternity members MP, and we know the issues you face and what needs to be done. Cinema plays a crucial role in uniting society and preserving the unity and sovereignty of the country,” he added.

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