Filmmaker Apurva Asrani exposes the corrupt system in Bollywood, Came in Support of Priyanka Chopra
The Bollywood industry has been a topic of controversy for years due to the existence of camps that control the industry and hold power over actors and technicians. In a recent interview, filmmaker Apurva Asrani shed light on the advantage some families have in the film industry due to their long-standing presence and understanding of the audience's preferences. Asrani explains how these families have their favourites and every right to work with them, but the problem arises when they gang up to oust an actor or technician from the entire ecosystem.
Powerful Individuals Use Their Influence to Blacklist Others
Asrani shares several instances where big egos were hurt when an actor refused their film or when they walked out due to creative differences. He said, powerful individuals in the film industry often use their influence to blacklist others by calling on their connections and using the media to spread negative propaganda. They go to the extent of planting false stories about inappropriate conduct on the set, and if a project does succeed, they make sure that the news of its success does not get reported. Such tactics can prove detrimental to a talented individual's career, particularly if they lack any family connections in the industry.
Kartik Aaryan and Priyanka Chopra: Victims of Vicious Campaigns
Asrani points out how Kartik Aaryan “thrived” despite the “vicious campaigns” against him, and how a similar campaign was run against Priyanka Chopra in 2012, where she was cornered despite giving two big hits in just one year. Asrani believes that anyone who is outspoken, who refuses to be disrespected, and who doesn’t agree with regressive ideas is pushed into a corner.
The Systematic Breakdown of Sushant Singh Rajput
Apurva Asrani also discusses the case of Sushant Singh Rajput and how the industry systematically broke him down. According to Asrani, Rajput was disregarded at award shows, his final film was labelled a failure despite performing well, and his statements were portrayed as symptoms of mental illness. Asrani reveals that Rajput had a disagreement with a prominent producer, and a well-known journalist accused him of #MeToo in a blind item, which was a cowardly act.
A Victory for Priyanka is a Victory for All
Apurva Asrani highlights the corrupt nature of the Bollywood industry and acknowledges the existence of some producers who prioritize talent over flattery. He relocated to Goa after realizing that he does not have to participate in this game to succeed. According to the filmmaker, the fight against this corruption is not only Priyanka's responsibility but everyone's. He emphasizes that a victory for Priyanka is a triumph for all those who refuse to surrender in the struggle.
- PTC PUNJABI