Twitter is witnessing a wave of #BoycottBollywood, with many people putting up various reasons Bollywood should be boycotted.
#BoycottBollywood was started by Saint Rampal, who is a spiritual leader. He follows the teachings of Kabir. The leader claims that Bollywood is misleading. It encourages the usage of drugs and alcohol, infidelity and promotes vulgarity. For the same cause, Saint Rampal will present himself on Sadhna TV at 7:30, where he will talk about Bollywood’s effect on Indian families.
Consequently, netizens have shared the poster of the saint with their views on the topic. One user says,” Vulgar movies are corrupting the minds of Indian youth. Bollywood’s vulgarity hurts children and adolescents.” Another user writes,” Human Society can never progress by consuming the venom of obscenity served by movies.”
Also, Saint Rampal has written a book ‘Way Of Living’ which claims to bring the families “ruined” by Bollywood back on track. The spiritual leader says,” Intoxication is not for human beings. It turns a human being into DEVIL.”
The movement aims at targeting the inappropriate and misleading standards Bollywood has set in society. It is believed by the followers to be the root cause of many evils that exist in society. If not, it further propagates the agenda.
On November 17, 2014, a case was registered against Rampal and his followers under sections 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public function), 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 353 (Assault or use of criminal force to prevent a public servant from discharging his duty) of the IPC and was also registered along with his followers on a complaint of Sukhdev Singh of Ratia (Fatehabad) for rioting, unlawful assembly, disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant wrongfully confining any person.