"I just don’t comprehend the boycott thing."
As Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar prepares to release on March 8, 2023, Ranbir Kapoor addressed the ‘boycott Bollywood’ calls on social media.
Dismissing the calls, Ranbir said:
“If you ask me about any call about ‘boycott Bollywood’, I really find that baseless.
“There are so many negative things coming post-pandemic. Films are made for entertainment purposes, we are not saving the world.
“So audiences come to theatres to forget worries. They come to watch films on the big screen, to have a good time.
“I just don’t comprehend the boycott thing.”
Recently, Pathaan faced boycott Bollywood calls due to the revealing costumes worn by Deepika Padukone. But upon its release, the film broke box office records.
Ranbir went on to speak about the potential biopic on Sourav Ganguly, saying he has not been offered the film.
“Dada is a living legend, not just here but around the world. The biopic on him will be very special.
“Unfortunately, I was not offered this film. Don’t know if the makers of the film are still writing the script.
“For 11 years, I have been working on a biopic of Kishore Kumar, the story written by Anurag Basu. I am hoping that is going to be my next biopic.”
Speaking about Pathaan‘s box office success, Ranbir Kapoor said it has boosted the Hindi film industry.
“What Pathaan has managed to do, the film industry needed it.
“Very happy and grateful that Pathaan has done that. And I think Shah Rukh Khan deserves all the success for Pathaan.
“I have seen him as an actor, I have been able to work with him several times. He gave so much to this industry. I am very proud of him.”
Ranbir Kapoor admitted that some of his films have been hits while others have been flops.
He said that “every movie has its own destiny, you cannot label it. I am happy Brahmastra: Part One which was released in 2022 and was in making for several years has been such a hit. We still have part two and three left. And I am excited for that”.
Reflecting on the hits and misses, he said:
“In my career of over 15 years, there have been around 18 films – some of which have been successful and some others failures, commercially.
“As somebody from very early age, I am used to what is success and what is failure.”
“Failure always taught you something about yourself and it is very important to own your failures, to talk about your failures.
“I am very happy speaking about failures.”
When asked about the trolling celebrities face on social media, Ranbir said:
“I am officially not on social media. I love to troll. I troll all my friends. It is said in jest, but sometimes trolls are below the belt.
“If they (fans) like us, they shower us with love. If not, they troll… eventually it is their money.”