In its ongoing investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, Mumbai Police is likely to question film critics on whether they were paid to deliberately give negative reviews of the late actor’s films.
ZEE News reports that an interrogation will be launched if there is sufficient evidence of bribery between critics and certain filmmakers. These allegations have been made many times in the past.
The report adds that reviews are allegedly bought irrespective of a film’s storyline, plot, acting or music. At times, screenings of films are made available to critics before a public release. In this, critics decide a rating between 1-5 and it is this that plays a factor in driving audiences to cinemas. It is said that filmmakers tend to fix a deal with critics for more favourable reviews and a better rating, to help with the film’s success.
This also then links the topic to the nepotism debate, whereby films starring star kids will carry more positive reviews over films starring smaller actors.
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