It is quite shocking how boycott calls for Bollywood movies are gathering momentum with every passing day. Recently, many netizens demanded the boycott of Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan, and Alia Bhatt’s Darlings. And, now the internet is demanding a boycott of Shah Rukh Khan’s forthcoming movie Pathaan and Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming film Vikram Vedha. Here’s why!
Netizens demanding #BoycottPathaan
Recently, Bollywood faced the wrath of boycott calls for Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan. And, now, people are targeting Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan for a boycott.
As per the sources, the call to boycott Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan reportedly started after Kutch Sadhu Samaj president Sadhu Devnath, also known as the guru brother of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, appealed to sanatanis to boycott the movie.
“I am not against any movie, but against actors who flourish on Indian fan followers and abuse the nation,” he was quoted as saying by IANS.
He also mentioned that a SRK fan has given him a death threat on social media for the same. He said, “One Saleem Ali (SRK fan) has posted a beheaded poster of mine on Twitter. He is from Shah Rukh Khan’s PR team, this is in reaction to my Thursday’s tweet in which I had appealed to Sanatanis to boycott Shah Rukh’s new movie ‘Pathaan’ like Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha”.
#BoycottPathan— Vikas Bal ❤️🇮🇳 (@vikasbal_Bjym) August 13, 2022
I request to all kattar Hindus to show the hashtag Boycott Pathan 🚩🙏 pic.twitter.com/dqHhgsnQCn
Not just Pathan but boycott Vikram Vedha is also trending on social media
Netizens trolled Hrithik Roshan as he supported and praised Laal Singh Chanddha. And, in no time the call to boycott his upcoming movie Vikram Vedha started trending on social media.
Hrithik Roshan took to his Twitter account and said,“Just watched LAAL SINGH CHADDA. I felt the HEART of this movie. Pluses and minuses aside, this movie is just magnificent. Don’t miss this gem guys! Go! Go now. Watch it. It’s beautiful. Just beautiful.”
Just watched LAAL SINGH CHADDA. I felt the HEART of this movie. Pluses and minuses aside, this movie is just magnificent. Don’t miss this gem guys ! Go ! Go now . Watch it. It’s beautiful. Just beautiful. ❤️— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 13, 2022
— Gupta-G (@DelhiTweeter) August 14, 2022
Speaking about the boycott culture, Akshay Kumar mentioned how the boycott calls are not only detrimental to Bollywood but also to the country. He told India Today, “Humare yaha toh sab cheez ko boycott kardo, isko kisika ka channel ban kardo. Toh kisi ki yeh ban kardo, kya hai yeh? Yeh ek fashion sa ban gaya hai and dekhiye, main haath jodh ke unn logo se vinti karna chahta hu ki bhai, ban karke kiska nuksaan hoga? Desh ka hi nuksaan hoga.”
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