While Bollywood films struggle at the box office, it has found another enemy in social media trolls. Recently, Twitter has seen multiple trends asking to “boycott” movies. While Aamir Khan and his upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha are under attack on social media, Akshay Kumar raksha bandhan Nor could she save herself from the wrath of netizens. An old tweet by writer Kanika Dillon has resurfaced with netizens claiming it hurt feelings.
In an old tweet posted last year during the pandemic, Kanika shared a news report of someone dying on the road without getting a bed. You shot the government. Amid all the outrage on social media, model Milind Suman shared a tweet stating how trolls can never influence a good movie. “Trolls can’t stop a good movie :),” he wrote on Twitter.
Trolls can’t stop a good movie 🙂
– Milind Usha Suman (@milindrunning) August 2, 2022
However, social media users were not entirely satisfied with the comment and continued to respond in the negative. As many brought the religion angle, few users also ruined Bollywood compared to recent Southern movies. One Twitter user wrote, “Bollywood can’t make a good movie :)”, while another added, “We’re not talking about Southern movies, you can’t make a good movie.”
Earlier, Aamir Khan also discussed the backlash that films are receiving on social media, even before their release. He concluded that how many of his poachers think he does not like the country, which is not the case.
In a recent media interaction, Aamir Khan was asked if popular hashtags like boycotting Bollywood are affecting him, he said, “Boycott Bollywood, boycott Aamir Khan, boycott Lal Singh Chadha. I feel sad. I feel sad because so many people are saying this in their hearts.” They think that I am a person who does not like India. They believe it in their hearts, but that is not true at all,” he said. The Dangal star added, “I really love the country. This is the way I am. It’s a pity that some people feel this way. I want to assure everyone that it’s not like that, so please don’t interrupt my films. Please watch my films.”