2020 Rewind: The Year Of The #BoycottBollywood Trend, Nepotism And More

We witnessed the true power of social media in 2020 when the raging trend of #boycottbollywood became a sensation on the internet after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

Aboli Vaze

December 24, 2020

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We witnessed the true power of social media in 2020 when the raging trend of #boycottbollywood became a sensation on the internet. Following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Bollywood industry was allegedly held responsible for his demise and later it also triggered an investigation into the ‘drug nexus’ that exists in the industry. While these investigations affected many celebrities, their movies also had to face severe backlash.

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As a result of SSR’s death, a new trend of #boycottbollywood started on social media and thousands of users became a part of this trend. Several users commented saying they would never watch the films that have ‘star kids’ in lead roles and will completely boycott Bollywood as an industry.

The controversial subject of nepotism was also touched upon and many users expressed their wish for Bollywood to get rid of it. When the poster of Alia Bhatt’s film Sadak 2 was released, it faced a lot of backlash from the netizens. Many users said they are against Sadak 2 only because Alia Bhatt is a star kid. Reportedly,  while some users said that they are going to try their best to ensure Sadak 2 is the ‘most disliked film’ of the year, other users said that they are going to continue fighting for SSR because ‘truth cannot stay hidden for long’.

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After Alia Bhatt, Ananya Panday had to face criticism for her film Khaali Peeli. The film’s teaser garnered more number of dislikes than the number of likes. Following this, Sushant’s fans demanded that all the films featuring star kinds of Bollywood should be banned.  As per the reports, due to this ‘boycott’ issue, many celebrities requested to postpone the releases of their films to next year.

Take a look at some of the tweets with #boycottbollywood below:

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