Swara Bhasker says Alia Bhatt receiving hate after death of Sushant Singh Rajput ‘was completely unfair’

Swara Bhasker has weighed in on Bollywood boycott trends and says Alia Bhatt was unfairly targeted in 2020, following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Swara BhaskarSwara Bhaskar talks about the hate Alia Bhatt received in 2020 (Photos: Instagram/ Swara Bhaskar, Alia Bhatt)

Bollywood found himself in a hopeless situation this year after big budget films like Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithiviraj (among many others) all flopped, one after the other. There has been much discussion and debate about this bizarre phenomenon with many reasons cited, such as changes in post-pandemic viewing preferences, coupled with daily hate campaigns, which had also been launched after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in 2020.

However, Alia Bhatt Gangubai Kathiawadi managed to overcome the hate and emerged as a blockbuster. Speaking about Alia’s film, actor Swara Bhasker recalled how many industry stars such as Alia were hounded after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Swara told Zoom, “I don’t know how much the boycott trends are affecting the business. Alia received a lot of negative attention on social media after Sushant’s tragic suicide, which of course was completely unfair – the kind of accusations that were leveled against the A-Listers. She referenced the film Sadak 2, released amid calls for Alia’s boycott. But the same campaigns didn’t work when Gangubai came out. Currently, boycott trends are targeting Alia’s upcoming film, Brahmastra, which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor.

Swara added, “Gangubai Kathiawadi, the same conversation started, the same boycott calls, and people were still watching her. This boycott thing is all the rage, it’s a small group of people who are hatemongers and spreading lies about the movie industry. Everything else is rubbish, and we have enough evidence to know that they profit from it. These are paying trends. They used the Sushant tragedy for their own benefit.

She added that everyone should take such internet campaigns with a grain of salt. Swara has faced more than her fair share of trolls, due to her ability to voice opinions without holding back. The actor is preparing for the release of his new movie Jahaan Chaar Yaar.

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