How Bollywood has disillusioned the masses amidst recent unrest; Will it recover anytime soon?

The Hindi film industry is experiencing an unrest like no other since the tragic demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. Will it come to an end anytime soon?
Bollywood has disillusioned the masses amidst recent unrest. How Bollywood has disillusioned the masses amidst recent unrest; Will it recover anytime soon?
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Just a little over three months ago, the Hindi film industry was going about its business. Releasing films and series amidst the lockdown to prepping for roles via zoom calls, actors and actresses showed their fun and relaxed side on social media. But this very presence on social media underwent a drastic change when noted and young Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput allegedly died by suicide. Since then, to the present day, there has been a whole lot of conjecture surrounding his sudden and tragic demise. 

While the discussion has ranged from nepotism to a drug nexus, there seems to be no immediate end to this debate that has demanded prime time television slots and heated social media arguments and videos. Naturally, two distinct camps have been set up in the Hindi film industry and those have voiced their opinions have invariably suffered the brunt of online hate from social media trolls. 

Has Bollywood disillusioned the masses?

To begin with, the Hindi film industry is the biggest film industry in India even if it may not be the best. The actors and actresses who are part of this big Bollywood circle are often looked up to by the general audience and serve as inspirational role models to many youngsters. However, the demise of one young actor under mysterious circumstances, put the industry's approach towards outsiders under the spotlight. It invariably made one wonder if the industry was giving enough and fair chances to deserving artists, not just limited to actors. 

Movie buffs and netizens could not help but point out how extremely talented actors are often brushed aside for a star kid or an actor who is from the film family. The likes of Kangana Ranaut, Ranvir Shorey and Vidyut Jamwal also made their displeasure known. Nepotism hasn't been the only factor. 

The recent drug allegations that have surfaced against a number of actors hints to a strong Bollywood-drug nexus that seems to be prevalent. And while we agree that one person's deed shouldn't tarnish the entire industry's image, the truth is that this unrest has definitely left thousands disappointed and exposed the not-so-glamorous side of Bollywood. 

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What does the future look like?

This unrest in Bollywood is far from over. If the drug probe is taken into consideration, one can safely that that matter has just begun and is the tip of the iceberg. From Rhea Chakraborty's arrest to Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh being named, the drug probe has made everyone in Bollywood sit up and take note. However, one cannot help but wonder why only top female celebrities are being targeted. 

While investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput's demise now seems to be on the back burner, and the drug probe is in full swing, it makes one think if things will evert be the same again? 

The Hindi film industry has seen many a scandals, fights and the Me Too movement in recent years. And while it has survived that,  the only way to retain its lost glory is for those at the top to introspect, bring systemic changes and be transparent in its way of workings. The masses, on the other hand, should take informed opinions and stop vilification of the entire industry owing to a few bad examples.  

What are your thoughts on the same? Let us know in the comments below. 

Anonymous 9 months ago

Looks like it has become cool to blame Kangana for whatever bad happens to anyone in Bollywood these days. Kangana did not expose the drugs angle nor did she force "innocent" depressed Deepika to ask her manager for "maal". So STOP blaming Kangana for stuff going on with others in the industry. #BoycottBollywood

Anonymous 9 months ago

Disillusioned because of Drugs, Nepostism, Conspiracy , Mafia, Involvement of Corrupted Nethas, Curtailing genuine talent Paid PR, Paid Media

Anonymous 9 months ago

IT cell actively disliking posts that do not agree with the narrative Kangana peddles in her everyday hate speeches

Anonymous 9 months ago

One way or another bollywood is here to entertain and they are doing just that. Ask youself how come an alledge text from 2017 is currently relevant in 2020 in connection to a death mistery that happened 3 months ago. Yet the person who confessedto being a drug addict is hailed as a Shero. 2020 is really messed up

Anonymous 9 months ago

If you killed somebody in 2017 and got away would you get away with murder?

Anonymous 9 months ago

Open theatre and one Khan movie, all good. We are bored and need to vent

Anonymous 9 months ago

Why don’t you go to the land house he will show you real movie

Anonymous 9 months ago

Bollywood has now become a Gutterwood and the stench is reeking far and wide! This so called entitlement, debauchery and conning general public needs to be cleansed and disinfected!

Anonymous 9 months ago

Justice for SSR has turned into justice for Kangana who is setting personal scores. Blind bhakts are applauding the same NCB that declared SSR as prime accused ergo a drug addict.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Justice for SSR has turned into justice for Kangana who is setting personal scores. Blind bhakts are applauding the same NCB that declared SSR as prime accused ergo a drug addict.

Anonymous 9 months ago

I don't feel "cheated" as a viewer because I'm not an innocent child. I have understood for many years that the film industry is rife with sexual abuse, drugs, exploitation, and NARCISSISM. Almost every celebrity is narcissistic and has an attitude of self-entitlement. But many of them manage to say politically correct and diplomatic things in interviews to keep their fan base: it's called acting. Yes, there is acting even in the interviews. So, I don't have a sentimental attachment to any actor because I don't place any of them on a pedestal. But, yes, I will admit that my feeling of disgust has increased. There are many bullies in the industry and maybe God wants to bring about some reform and justice.

Anonymous 9 months ago

so true!

Anonymous 9 months ago

Blind bhakts are praising NCB. Same NCB that named SSR as prime accused. Ergo a drug addict.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Mass manipulation and disillusionment is Kangana's forte

Anonymous 9 months ago

Agree. The active dislikes to this article proves that it is indeed working! Kudos Kangana!

Anonymous 9 months ago

Lol! This is what is disillusioning the masses? In that case God help us!

Anonymous 9 months ago

The worshipping of movie stars will end - they will work extra hard to be relevant after the scandal- which is a good thing. They will be forced to be themselves rather than selling an image to earn endorsements and racking millions. The masses and audiences do feel cheated and can see through how entitled these stars are- well that is also the doing of the public. They audience is rejecting the fake images but this will change the face of the industry and put forward talents who are purely there because of their hard and good work. The show will go on.. but the faces will hopefully change and put deserving people instead. They are all young stars and they indulge into what young people do in all societies but they have a public duty to disclose this to the brands they represent - just own up and move on and be a responsible citizen as a public figure. One death .. one person passing away shook the entire industry. It feels like he had some powers that he himself was not aware off- the love of the people. Hopefully these stars just own up and become better role models and are more true to themselves and their fan base.

Anonymous 9 months ago

#ISupportBollywood. Kangana and gang are trying to malign the industry.

Anonymous 9 months ago

The number of thumbs down should tell you something. So much for liberals having their finger on the pulse of the nation...

Anonymous 9 months ago

hope it doesn't no fooling anymore to the masses enough of their drama.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Masses are diverted and fed fake news. Kumbh Mela is the biggest unregulated ganja party in the world. But blind bhakts are blind to it, so is NCB.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Kumb mela is a religious gathering that has been practised for over 5000 years . Now comparing a mela to a Bollywood and it’s actors doing drugs is utterly wrong . People don’t Pay and go watch Khumbh mela everyday nor are they role modes to the masses . Nor do the kumbh mela sanyasins make Any money doing ads. So what kind of justification is this ? I’f Bollywood Renounces every materialistic things and dress up like sadhus To go live on the mountains and stay away from day to day life it’s a different equation.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Nope, until Culprits are hanged. Drug angle has tarnished image of many so called top stars. Deepika who is flag bearer of Depression campaign was huge Disappointment. I don't know what would take for her to get out of this, it will take a while. Many more big name will come up n people will feel cheated. It might recover in coming years, but no worshipping of these stars anymore, their image is forever tarnished.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Lol

Anonymous 9 months ago

Everyone know most of the top actors take it ranbir, ranveet n so on .. when will they be named.. the so called role models .. haha

Anonymous 9 months ago

Depends how long it takes for the boycott of movies involving psycho nepo idiots takes to work and affect where it hurts - the hip pocket.

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