#BoycottHrithikRoshan trends after actor lends support to Laal Singh Chaddha
Mumbai/IBNS: Twitter users' current obsession with the trend of boycotting Bollywood films, found its next target after Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar's Raksha Bandhan in Hrithik Roshan and his film Vikram Vedha.
The most bizarre thing is the reason offered by a section of the Internet for the boycott trend.
The call for boycotting Hrithik Roshan and his film began after the actor gave a shout-out to Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha in his latest tweet.
In a tweet, Hrithik wrote: "Just watched LAAL SINGH CHADDA. I felt the HEART of this movie. Pluses and minuses aside, this movie is just magnificent. Don’t miss this gem guys ! Go ! Go now . Watch it. It’s beautiful. Just beautiful."
Just watched LAAL SINGH CHADDA. I felt the HEART of this movie. Pluses and minuses aside, this movie is just magnificent. Don’t miss this gem guys ! Go ! Go now . Watch it. It’s beautiful. Just beautiful. ❤️— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 13, 2022
This all comes amid a boycott trend against Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha that began after a section of the Internet dug out Aamir Khan's 2015 interview, where he said that his ex-wife Kiran Rao had suggested they move out of India owing to "growing intolerance."
Laal Singh Chaddha is the official Hindi remake of Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump.
It has been directed by Advait Chandan and is collaboratively being produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
In Laal Singh Chaddha, Aamir Khan shares screen space with his 3 Idiots co-stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mona Singh. It also stars Naga Chaitanya.
The film was released worldwide on August 11.
Some Twitter reactions to Hrithik Roshan's post praising Laal Singh Chaddha:
He has just given birth to a new hashtag #BoycottHrithikRoshan— Bala Parasuram (@pbala52) August 14, 2022
Don't worry. We will boycott your future films too. #BoycottHrithikRoshan— Hariharan (@rahari2k) August 14, 2022
Meanwhile, Vikram Vedha is a Hindi remake of the 2017 Tamil neo-noir action thriller of the same name, which was also written and directed by Pushkar-Gayathri. The movie, which was a success at the box and received rave reviews from critics, featured Madhavan and Vijay Setupathi in the lead roles. Other than Hrithik Roshan, it will also star Saif Ali Khan.