Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan is the latest movie to become a victim of a boycott trend by several netizens. After the teaser of Sidharth Anand’s directorial was out yesterday, social media users started digging out old videos and pictures of SRK-Deepika and have been calling for the film’s boycott.
Shah Rukh Khan’s old video interview where he is allegedly talking about “growing intolerance,” is resurfacing again on social media. Photos of Deepika visiting JNU to show her solidarity and condemn the attack on the students there during anti-CAA protests too being reshared online.
#BoycottPathaan is already trending on Twitter with over 45K tweets and counting.
A user shared the video and wrote: “If India is an Intolerant Country, Then Why #ShahRukhKhan Is Still Living Here #BoycottPathanMovie?” Another one tweeted: “The game is over for Bollywood’s Bhaijaan, Badshah, Perfectionist etc. They have earned more than enough money, their stardom is decreasing day by day.”
Soon enough, Shah Rukh’s fans came to his rescue and gave a befitting reply to all the “negativity” by trending the hashtag “India Awaits Pathaan”. One user wrote: “We have completed 100k tweets. Big appreciation for all the #ShahRukhKhan fans out there for giving the mass answer to negativity. You cannot mess with #Pathaan.”
The Expose was helmed by Anant Mahadevan and produced by Vipin Reshammiya under the banner of HR Musik. The film starred Himesh alongside newcomers Sonali Raut and Zoya Afroz, while Irrfan Khan made a special appearance. Musician Yo Yo Honey Singh also appeared in the film, portraying a negative role, thus making his Bollywood acting debut.