Shah Rukh Khan talks About Social Media Says: social media is ‘driven’ by ‘narrowness of views’
During his speech at the event, SRK, who is awaiting the release of Pathaan, touched upon the adverse impacts of social media and the negativity that spreads in society through social media platforms.
Ever since Pathaan’s song “Besharam Rang” was released, the hashtag ‘Boycott Pathaan’ has been trending on Twitter.
People on social media are objecting to the green and saffron costumes of SRK and Deepika Padukone in the song.
Some are also digging out older videos of Shah Rukh while calling for a boycott of his upcoming movie.
At Kolkata International Film Festival He said:
“Cinema and advent of articulation through social media platforms have now become the foremost expression of human emotions and experience.
The collective narrative of our times is shaped by social media and contrary to the belief that the spread of social media will affect the cinema negatively, I believe cinema has an even more important role to play now.”
Social media is often driven by a certain narrowness of view that limits human nature to its baser self…I read somewhere-negativity increases social media consumption…Such pursuits enclose collective narrative making it divisive & destructive.
He added, “Cinema exposes the vulnerability of human nature by telling stories in their simplest form, as they are lived. It allows us to know each other better. In a way, it is best placed to sustain a collective counter-narrative that speaks to the larger nature of humankind, a narrative that brings to the fore that humanity has an immense capacity for compassion, unity and brotherhood.”
“Meeting the world at the world of cinema is the call of the day. Not just meeting, but also using the power of cinema as a vehicle for people of different cultures, colours, castes and religions to better understand each other.
Through endeavors like KIFF, the endeavor is to build new platforms to break existing prejudices. Let’s come together and build a better world for our future generation through the medium of cinema,”
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