Keeping it quite simple and elegant, Soman wrote in his tweet that regardless of the efforts, social media trolls will not hamper the progress of a worthy film.
Swaroop Kodur, OTTplay Team
Last Updated: 10.42 AM, Aug 03, 2022
Social media has proven to be a dicey place in the recent past with film celebrities, in particular, consistently encountering the dual nature of the medium. While, on one hand, the same platform has empowered deserving content and individuals through a democratic and transparent process, social media has also become a playground to trolls who dish out a lot of unwarranted hate and repulsion towards a specific set of films.
Unfortunately, the Hindi Film Industry, or Bollywood, has been the primary victim of this crusade. and even the biggest superstars aren’t spared the wrath, should social media users turn against them. Bollywood legend Aamir Khan is currently enduring this phenomenon and the ongoing phase is proving to be tricky for the veteran as he counts down to the release of his passion project Laal Singh Chaddha.
The upcoming film has been marred with several conflicts that has led to the ‘Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha’ trend gain traction on Twitter. With the film only days away from hitting the big screens, model, actor, and athlete Milind Soman has come out in support of projects like Laal Singh Chaddha and others.
Keeping it quite simple and elegant, Soman wrote in his tweet that regardless of the efforts, social media trolls will not hamper the progress of a worthy film. “Trolls can’t stop a good film :)" wrote the Bheja Fry actor.
Coming to the ‘Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha’ trend, while the exact reason for the flak isn’t clear yet, several posts on the micro-blogging site refer to some of the remarks that Aamir Khan made over the years. Be it the very controversial ‘intolerant’ quote about the existing Indian political and social climate or his outspoken stance towards other social matters, Khan has been perceived in a negative light by many.
In a recent interview, Aamir Khan spoke about the backlash his opinions continue to receive and the hurtful views of the public towards his film. “I feel sad that some of the people who are saying this, in their heart, they believe that I am someone who doesn't like India. In their hearts they believe, but it is untrue,” he told a leading newspaper and urged the Indian audience to not pay heed to such rumors. “Please don’t boycott my film, please watch my film,” he added.
Interestingly, the Akshay Kumar starrer Raksha Bandhan too has become a subject of online controversy over a few remarks made by the film’s writer Kanika Dhillon. Social media users have managed to pull out old tweets of the writers pertaining to sensitive matters such as the Covid-19 relief, anti-CAA, and the likes. Raksha Bandhan releases in theatres on August 11.