Boycotting films in a free country like India doesn’t make sense because cinema as an industry also contributes to nation-building, said Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Monday.
The actor was speaking at a press conference where he was asked to comment on the boycott calls on social media against his upcoming film ”Raksha Bandhan” as well as ”Laal Singh Chaddha”, starring Aamir Khan. Both films are set to be released Thursday.
”If you don’t feel like watching the movie, then don’t. It’s a free country and the film is out there, so if someone wants to watch it or not, it’s up to them.
”I would like to tell you, no matter which industry it is, be it the clothing industry, film industry or anything else, all of these help the economy. But doing things like boycotting movies, it doesn’t make sense,” Akshay told reporters here.
The actor, who was in the city to promote ”Raksha Bandhan”, also appealed to people to not indulge in such trends.