Suniel Shetty met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday and urged him to help them get rid of the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ trend on social media.
“I want to talk about this hashtag that’s going on — ‘Boycott Bollywood’. It can stop if you say something about it. We are doing good work. It pains me to see this stigma. Ninety-nine per cent of the people here are good. So, please Yogi ji, take the lead and talk to our prime minister about erasing this stigma,” said the actor.
Urging the UP CM to actively spread a word about the same, Suniel Shetty added, “We have to join hands and try and get rid of the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ trend and make people understand that most people in the industry are good. We don’t do drugs, we don’t harm others. I request you to be the person to abolish the stigma. This industry is responsible for connecting India to the world, especially when it comes to music.
You’re a very big name, sir. If you talk about it, people will listen. Today people think that Bollywood is not a good place. But we have made such good films here.
I was a part of such a film too, ‘Border’, along with others.”Suniel Shetty also thanked his fans in UP and added, “Today, I am what I am because of the people from Uttar Pradesh. When they would fill theatres, we knew our films would run well all over. If you take the lead, a change can be brought about in what people are thinking.
Suniel Shetty was asked if Bollywood wants to shoot in Uttar Pradesh. To this, the actor said, “Bollywood is already shooting in UP. Even if you look from the box office point of view, UP always dictates there. If a film works well in UP on weekends, it is already declared a hit. Why should we shoot in foreign locations.”
Apart from Suniel Shetty, Subhash Ghai, Jackie Shroff, Rajkumar Santoshi, Manmohan Shetty, Boney Kapoor, Sonu Nigam, Jackky Bhagnani, Rajpal Yadav, Ravi Kishan, Ashish Singh, Tej Kiran, Chandraprakash Dwivedi and Om Raut also attended this meeting.
Suniel Shetty being appreciated all over for his bold statement in front of Yogi Adityanath.