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Bollywood doesn’t excite me anymore

Bollywood doesn’t excite me anymore.

As someone who has grown up watching and admiring the movies and the movie stars, it gives me a bittersweet feeling to say that Bollywood doesn’t excite me anymore.

I’m not denying the years of joy that is has given me.

I’m not denying the pleasant escapes from reality that it provided me over the years.

But as I got a glance at the dark side of things, there’s part of me that feels responsible for the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
There’s a part of me that feels responsible for constantly idolizing and looking up towards a community that is so shallow from the inside!

I blame myself for enjoying an apathetic show, which encouraged ratings and positioning so effortlessly!

I blame myself for not minding knowing the name of an actor’s water bottle or checking out their gym looks once in a while.

I blame myself for always finding a reason to rationalize the arrogant behavior of the so-called ‘stars.’

I blame myself for watching and enjoying interviews of people who are just about ‘mass and class’!

I blame myself for giving undue emphasis to people who are just doing their jobs.

It’s not Bollywood that has failed!
It’s us as a society that has failed to rise above looks and lavishness.
It’s us who are still chasing the glamour and sparkle as an escape from our monotonous, ordinary life!

So the next time you open your Instagram to bash another celebrity for Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, think for a while and blame yourself instead. Because it’s you who’ve been worshiping them much more than needed!

And if you really want to bring about a change, how about you shut your Instagram for a second and start treating the people around you with the same level of respect and regard as you’d to any of your favorite celebrity!
Because at the end of the day, we’re all just doing our jobs. So why, classify!

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