Suniel Shetty was among the Bollywood personalities who interacted with CM Yogi Adityanath in Mumbai. The actor makes an unusual request to Uttar Pradesh CM.
CM Yogi met B-town celebs
Introducing Uttar Pradesh as a film-friendly state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday invited prominent members from the entertainment industry to explore his state as a film-making destination. Boney Kapoor, Sonu Nigam, Kailash Kher, Suniel Shetty, and Madhur Bhandarkar were among those who were present at the event.
Interacting with members of Bollywood in Mumbai, the Chief Minister said, ”We have made two of your film fraternity members as MPs and we know the issues you face and what needs to be done. Cinema plays a crucial role in uniting the society and preserving the unity and sovereignty of the country.”
Suniel Shetty’s unusual request
After the session, Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathat at Taj Hotel in Mumbai. The actor spoke about the film prospects in the upcoming film city project in Uttar Pradesh. The 61-year-old also spoke about the anti-Bollywood trends on social media and how his word will go a long way. He said that the industry is good and they don’t do drugs or wrong work.
“This hashtag needs to be removed. It is important to spread the word that we are doing good work. One rotten apple is everywhere, but just because of that, you can’t call the whole industry rotten. Today people think that Bollywood is not a good place, but we have made such good films here.”
“I was a part of one such film too when I did Border. I have been a part of many good films. We have to come together and work towards how we can get rid of the Boycott Bollywood hashtag. We have to figure out how we can stop this trend.”
The actor also spoke about how the industry has been doing good work for years. “Today, if I am Suniel Shetty, it is because of UP and the fans from there. If you take the lead, this can definitely happen. It is of great importance that this stigma that is on us is gone. It is a very strong emotion for me.”
“It hurts when I say that there is this stigma on us because 99% of us are not like that. We don’t do drugs the whole day, we don’t do wrong work. We are associated with good work. Bollywood music has connected India with the world and our stories. So, Yogi ji if you take the lead and talk to our beloved Prime Minister about it, it will make a huge difference,” he further added.
Suniel Shetty’s comment comes as Bollywood movies face regular boycott calls on social media. Recently, such a trend was seen during the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Pathaan’s ‘Besharam Rang’ song. Thousands on social media have called to boycott the film as the song shows actress Deepika Padukone dancing in a saffron bikini, which many think is a “disrespect” to the Hindu community.