Film exhibitor Manoj Desai is one of the most influential names in Bollywood.
Owner of the iconic Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai Central and G7 cinema hall in Bandra, his words carry a lot of weight.
Recently Manoj Desai gave his opinion on the series of flops delivered by Bollywood.
His first target was superstar Akshay Kumar.
Commenting on Bachchhan Paandey, Samrat Prithviraj and Raksha Bandhan, Desai said that that the content was wrong, subject were wrong and he just couldn’t understand what sort of movies were made.
He singling out Raksha Bandhan in particular.
His observation was that the audience wasn’t one bit satisfied with the content of the Akshay starrer
Next, he spoke about Laal Singh Chaddha.
He explained that once again the public was unsatisfied with its content.
Desai also emphasised that no artist should be making political statements, in reference to Aamir’s intolerance remark back in 2015.
However, it was ultimately the content of both films that played a major part in their box office debacles.
He also spoke about the Brahmastra’s publicity campaign, reaffirming that religion should b keep away from publicity.
“Ye kitni gandi publicity ho rahi hai inki. Vo jo, khas kar ke religious public hai, woh to yahi bolegi ke Mahakal mein enter nahi karne diya Ujjain mein, picture nahi dekhenge,” he said.