’83 Director Kabir Khan On Bollywood Not Standing Up For Social Issues: “It Is Not A Club..."
’83 Director Kabir Khan On Bollywood Not Standing Up For Social Issues: “It Is Not A Club…”

Ranveer Singh’s ‘83 director Kabir Khan has always been vocal about his opinion and is known for not mincing his words. In an latest interview, the filmmaker has opened up on why Bollywood does not speak up on social issues and that American celebs are bolder than Bollywood when it comes to voicing opinions.

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Kabir Khan, when asked about Bollywood not voicing its opinion, the filmmaker opened up about how Bollywood isn’t a club where people belong to same mindset. Opinions are bound to vary.

In an interview with MensXp, he said, “I never agree when there’s a generalised statement about Bollywood. Bollywood is not a club; it’s not a place where we all meet, and belong to the same ideology. It’s made of thousands of people with different ideologies and viewpoints and ways of living life.”

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On the same note he added that there are both kinds of people in the industry, ones who stay quite on every issue and the other who speak up. And when they speak, change is bound to happen. Further he did mention that American celebs are bolder when it comes to speaking up.

He said, “We don’t look at, say, doctors or lawyers as one industry and expect them to speak up on things. But it’s also not a fair example. I do understand why people keep bringing up this [question]. It is a very high-profile industry. We are in the public eye and people expect us to be more voluble on certain issues than other professions. But I do accept that maybe we don’t speak up as much as the American industry, where we see bolder voices.”

Kabir Khan recently made headlines when he spoke about the CAA NRC act by the Government. On the work front, his next film is ’83 based on India’s iconic victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup. The film that stars Ranveer as Kapil Dev was set to release on April 10 but the pandemic pushed things ahead.

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