Guwahati: The trailer for Mahesh Bhatt directed Sadak 2, which marks Bhatt's return to directing films after two decades, was released on YouTube on Tuesday. The trailer, however, has received 5.3 million dislikes and now hold the dubious record of being the most disliked video on the platform.
The on-going debate on nepotism, star kids, and favouritism in Bollywood that was sparked by Sushant Singh Rajput's death is refusing to die down, and Mahesh Bhatt's directorial venture seems to have become a tool for discontented fans to channel their anger.
The movie stars Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur, with Sanjay Dutt reprising his character from the first film.
The Sadak 2 trailer is now the top trending video in India.
On Wednesday, the trailer became the most-disliked video in the world with a 95% dislike ratio on the video, breaking the record of Swedish gamer PewDiePie, who received 93% dislikes for his video titled: "Can this video get 1 million dislikes?"
Notably, the popular YouTuber had explicitly asked his fans to downvote his own video.
With 5.3 million dislikes, Sadak 2 has become the most-disliked video in India also.
It currently is also the most-disliked trailer video on YouTube, beating "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Reveal Trailer." Sadak 2 has more dislikes than YouTube personality Jake Paul's heavily panned "It's Everyday Bro", which has over 4.9 million dislikes.
Other than these videos, the trailer has managed to surpass Rebecca Black's "Friday", "Despacito", and Psy's "Gangnam Style" in the dislike race.
The comments section under the movie trailer has not been spared with fans demanding "justice" in Sushant Singh Rajput's case.
It remains to be seen how the film does once it is released.