The year 2020 has been tough on everyone. While the entertainment industry came to a standstill during the pandemic-induced-lockdown, the film industry, specifically Bollywood, was constantly in news albeit for the wrong reasons. From the unfortunate death of Sushant Singh Rajput to the nepotism debate to the drugs investigation, a lot has been said and discussed about the industry in the recent past. Actor Sonu Sood, who has been appreciated for his philanthropic work, has himself been a part of the film industry, both Bollywood and the South industry for a very long time. In an exclusive chat with Bollywood Hungama, Sonu Sood shared his honest opinions about the industry.
When asked if people’s opinions towards Bollywood bothers him, Sood said, “Of course, I was bothered. But the sad thing is that some people from our Bollywood itself were talking against the industry. This is that industry for which people leave their families and come to struggle. This place fulfils those dreams of yours which you have always dreamt of. Very few people get this chance. If we talk about Bollywood, then it is an inspiration for people, they say actors inspire, if they give a message to people, they follow it. So you can imagine how much every actor must have been affected when people pointed fingers at them.”
However, Sonu Sood feels that these testing times have also been a lesson for every member of the industry. “This industry admits that we are all together and are like a family, but the chains that can bind us are missing. Those chains are separated individually. How many stand together, how many appreciate each other, no one does it. Everyone says they are a part of Bollywood, but in that part they create barriers around them in which they feel secure. So, if an outsider wishes to come in, those walls are too high for them. This entire episode has been a lesson for all.”
“Success is saluted but no one extends their helping hand toward the unsuccessful. It's only when a successful individual helps a lesser successful person to rise up do they win. This is a lesson that is missing from people's books and I wish it returns to them. And I hope that they extend the limits of the imaginary barriers built around them and take in more people,” he added.
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