Looks like the trend of boy cotting films is not completely over. After netizens demanded a boycott on recent releases like 'Laal Singh Chaddha', 'Raksha Bandhan', 'Dobaaraa' and recently Vijay Deverakonda`s 'Liger', certain section on Twitter wants Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor's upcoming release 'Brahmastra: Part 1- Shiva' to be boycotted.
#BoycottBrahmastra has been trending on social media with trolls figging out old clips of the actors which they claim have hurt religious sentiments. The film also features Amitabh Bacchan in a pivotal role and is scheduled to release in theatres on September 9. Trollers are currently trending #BoycottBrahmastra on Twitter, asking the people not to watch the film.
Apparently, some netizens have dug out clips related to Ranbir, Alia and Amitabh Bachchan's previous portrayals in different films which have affected their religious sentiments.
Trolls have pointed out several instances of the actor that they deemed as offensive. Kapoor had made a guest appearance in Aamir Khan's 'PK' as an alien, in which Aamir placed stickers of Hindu Gods on Ranbir's cheeks for self-defence.
Another clip had the actor in his debut film 'Saawariya' reportedly mocking a Hindu mantra, along with a decade-old clip from an interview where Ranbir stated that he loves to eat beef.
An old ad of Alia in an advertisement has been highlighted by trolls and termed offensive. The clothing brand ad had Alia calling the ritual of 'Kanyaadaan' an oppressive practice. Kanyaadaan is an integral part of most Hindu weddings where the bride's father gives away his daughter to the groom. The practice has been called out by many as archaic in the past few years.
Apart from that, Alia, in an interview, said that "if you don't like me, dont watch me", which has triggered anger amongst many on social media. The clip has gone viral on social media, with many Twitter users saying that they will boycott her upcoming film `Brahmastra`.
Even Bollywood superstar, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan has not been spared by the trolls. The actor's iconic monologue "Aaj Khush to Bohot Hoge Tum" from yesteryear hit film `Deewar`, where he was seen talking to Lord Shiva`s idol is currently getting trolled by the netizens for disrespecting the Hindu god. (Agencies)
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