Suchitra Krishnamoorthi calls out 'Orry' culture saying Bollywood has turned into a 'ticketed zoo'

She, in her long post, expressed how Bollywood has transformed into a 'ticketed zoo' where the emphasis has shifted from being on talent to being on opulence, and this is measured on the basis of popularity.

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Actor Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who is known to be vocal about her opinions on multiple aspects, recently went on to share a story on her X (formerly Twitter) account that highlighted several things, including the 'Orry culture' phenomenon. She, in her long post, expressed how Bollywood has transformed into a 'ticketed zoo' where the emphasis has shifted from being on talent to being on opulence, and this is measured on the basis of popularity.

Her long post read, "2 years ago me and Kaveri were at a friends home in London. He is one of the wealthiest people in the world and an inspiration to many in the business world. 

Coming from humble small town beginings, he very honestly stated that when he was acquiring wealth in his earlier days , he was focussed on what brands he aspired to own ( he can now probably buy many outright) and as his earnings increased those are the 1st things he purchased for himself and his family.

He then asked Kaveri what are her favourite brands. To which she honestly stated that her choices are dictated by her current aesthetic and taste rather than a trend or a fad or the price tag.

He then asked me. And i said what i thought - an artist or an individual of calibre is a brand by themselves. Mastery and excellence in their field of work is the only brand an artist needs to aspire to.

To flaunt other peoples labels that reek of a price tag, to do it because its a status symbol and  its what the other rich do in my view reeks of insecurity and a lack of individuality. Cowardice.

Why did i remember this today? Bec i got in touch with my ex personal trainer again- a lady who took loans to buy designer bags so she didnt feel inferior to her celebrity clientele."-

https://twitter.com/suchitrak/status/1742232983854285264

She further added, "Still on ur designer bag trip? I asked her.

No way she said. Because her son was now asking for photos with her celebrity clientele to post on social media. 

"What nonsense. I dont want him to get into this #orry culture - its dangerous. He has to do something on his own. He has to realize that just posting photos with celebrities dosent make him one"

I gave her a hug and we decided to start my training tomorow.

On the way back home i couldnt stop thinking of this whole vulgar culture of  spend and eyeball grabbing. At any cost.

 And of how irresponsible our mainstram media has also become, that propogates this  flamboyant extravagance 

circus( all paid ofcourse) where they chose to highlight the price of an isha ambanis or alia bhats dress rather than the achievements of an olympian or social worker or even a self made hard working entrepreneur.

Its a ticketed zoo. The more the bling, the higher the footfalls. Merit be damned

We need a social cultural and economic mindset reset. That can only be driven by media. 

A media that we are all an equal part of...that we are responsible for... 

Wish u all a fabulous 2024... ❤️❤️❤️"

Her ending words and the overall content of the post reflected on her calling for a comprehensive social, cultural, and economic mindset reset, which according to her is the need of the hour. 

The actor continues to be best remembered for her Hindi debut with Shah Rukh Khan almost three decades ago with the cult classic, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. When it comes to her recent projects, she appeared in the film, Odd Couple back in 2022 and also appeared in an episode of the Amazon Prime Video series, Guilty Minds in the same year.

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