As of right now, every new Bollywood film—from Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha to Vijay Deverakonda’s Liger—is being largely ignored by online audiences.
The next victim of the trend to #HinduphobicBollywood on all social media platforms will be Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay, which is a huge blow to the Indian box office.
Apparently, this wasn’t frightening enough for the movie business, because now internet users are digging deep and bringing up movies in an effort to get people to stop watching them.
Twitter users who call themselves “Anti-Bollywood factions” have dug deep into the platform to unearth old, controversial comments from actors in support of their boycott. Internet users did so while also referencing figures from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
Recently, users on social media platforms like Twitter began a trend in which they called for a boycott of the classic film Sholay from the 1970s.
The latest targets of this anti-Bollywood faction on Twitter were the movies starring the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra. The movie was labelled as a Hinduphobic movie by this group.
According to the tweets posted by internet users, the positioning of the characters in Sholay was the primary factor that led to the film’s reputation as being offensive to Hindus.
It was pointed out in a tweet on the social media platform that the character Rahim Chacha, who is an imam in the village, is a wonderful and spiritual human being in the movie.
On the other hand, a picture from Kader Khan’s film Suhaag was also dragged into this controversy. In the picture, two sadhus were portrayed as “criminals.”
Discussing the film in question In the history of the Indian film industry, Sholay stands out as one of the most significant and enduring productions.
Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, and Amjad Khan were among the legendary actors who appeared in the film. The release date of the film was August 15th, 1975. Ramesh Sippy was the one behind the camera for this one.
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