“We tolerated a little too much."
Arjun Kapoor has spoken on Bollywood films getting boycotted, admitting the industry made mistakes.
The likes of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan have had dismal performances at the box office, causing concern for future releases.
Arjun Kapoor has now said that the industry made a mistake by staying silent on the matter.
He explained: “I think we made a mistake by being silent for so long. Our decency was taken for our weakness.
“We always believe in ‘let the work speak for itself, all this doesn’t matter’.
“We tolerated a little too much. Now people are used to it.”
He continued: “You know you don’t always need to get your hands dirty but I guess we tolerated it a lot and now people have made this a habit.
“We need to come together and do something about it because what people write about us or the hashtags that trend, are far away from reality.
“When we do films that do good at the box office, then at that time people like us not because of our surnames but because of the film.”
Arjun went on to say that Bollywood needs to come together and tackle the root of the issue.
“We need to come together and do something very genuine about it because whatever is written, whatever hashtags are used, they are far away from the reality.
“Some agendas, they are turned into something big when in fact they don’t even exist.”
Arjun Kapoor said that with every film, there is opposition.
“The industry is losing its shine. We have turned a blind eye and said let it be.
“We believed when the theatres reopened, films will do well and all will be well.
“The last two months have been detrimental to the film industry because a lot of films have not done well.”
“Do I feel it is a narrative created? No.
“I feel some films have not been good enough. At the same time, the narrative does not help either.
“People who are creating the narrative get more ammunition when the film is not as good.”
On the work front, Arjun Kapoor was last seen in Ek Villain Returns.
He will be seen next in Kuttey and The Ladykiller.
Kuttey stars Konkona Sensharma, Radhika Madaan, Naseeruddin Shah and Tabu while The Ladykiller features Bhumi Pednekar.