Just days after the Raksha Bandhan trailer was released, actor Akshay Kumar is back in the line of fire. The actor’s film has run into a row after the writer Kanika Dhillon’s allegedly Hinduphobic tweets surfaced online.
Boycott RakshaBandhan trends
Days before Raksha Bandhan’s theatrical release on the auspicious occasion of the festival, Akshay Kumar’s drama film is now facing backlash from social media users. The outrage is over the film writer of the project, Kanika Dhillon’s old tweets where she can be seen using degrading remarks on certain Hindu values and customs. Netizens argue that the writer makes money off the Hindu community, and then mocks the very same communities.
Kanika Dhillon, apart from being a strong critic of Prime Minister Modi and his government, she has also made several Hinduphobic remarks including ‘gaumata jibe’.
“Dying in the parking lot after waiting for a hospital bed…Yeh aache din hai! India super power hai! Aur gau mata ka mutra peene see Covid chala jayega (These are the good days…India is a superpower. And drinking cow’s urine will cure Covid-19)”, an old tweet read.
Why abuses my cow why ??? #BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie pic.twitter.com/44C9jkjHSy
— sudhakar mishra (@sudhaka60196036) August 2, 2022
“Hmm you think one day the cows of India will also be contesting elections? Since they offer more solutions- benefits and protection than our Ministers! Holy cow! Jai Gaiyaa Mayya ki!”, she wrote in another tweet.
Meanwhile, a section of netizens have also dug up Akshay’s old interviews where he is heard talking about people wasting milk while offering it to Lord Shiva.
This Rakshabandhan feed some poor brother & sister instead of wasting money on Akshay Kumar's upcoming film "Raksha Bandhan". pic.twitter.com/0rOju3V0rk
— Krutika Varu 🇮🇳 (@VaruKrutika) August 2, 2022
These tweets by actor Akshay Kumar and writer Kanika Dhillion have triggered a massive controversy and netizens are calling for Raksha Bandhan’s boycott.
Most disgusting Hinduphobic tweets by her #KanikaDhillon. Such a hate against HINDUS. Remember we have to finish the whole ecosystem to begin afresh, can't do selectively.#BoycottBollywoodMovies #BoycottRakshaBandhan pic.twitter.com/FAr5VLGiCe
— Girish (@girish_girishp) August 2, 2022
#AkshayKumar is the most cunning & hypocrite Actor Of Bollywood.#RakshaBandhan#boycottrakshabandhan#BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie
— Dev 🏹 (@Dev_LSC) August 2, 2022
Binod's views on #AkshayKumar's upcoming movie #RakshaBandhan, written by Anti Hindu #KanikaDhillon 👇😾👇
HinduPhobic #Bollywood #BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie pic.twitter.com/W7mqcwdUjE
— देशी छोरा (@Deshi_Indian01) August 2, 2022
#BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie #BoycottBollywood #BollyDawood #KaranchiWood https://t.co/ttZpcqX2Yb pic.twitter.com/fzaCcpKytu
— अमित स (Amit S) 🇮🇳™ (@TweetKaregaAmit) August 1, 2022
🎯Meet the writer of Akshay Kumar's Flim Raksha Bandhan #KanikaDhillon !!!!
She was also seen in Anti -CCA protest in JNU along with #TapseePannu #BoycottBollywood #BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie pic.twitter.com/0bq8Ci01SJ
— महादेव भक्त सुशांत (@sushant_soul) August 1, 2022
You are against Hindus tradition & also working on a movie called #RakshaBandhan
You basically wants hindu tradition money but hate hindus tradition
We hindus #BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie
Paiso ke liya nachne wale hum difference na samjaye hijab aur ghoonghat me#KanikaDhillon pic.twitter.com/CPvl09Fo5m
— Namo Fan club (@NamoandRSS) August 2, 2022
We Hindus are going to boycott #KanikaDhillon she's writer of this movie #RakshaBandhan and you can see her post on social media #BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie #BoycottBollywood #BoycottKanikaDhillon 🙏🚩🚩🚩 we'll show you dear #KanikaDhillon pic.twitter.com/bDGWw3LVxT
— Viraj (@Viraj83097708) August 2, 2022
Don’t waste your money on tickets for this hypocrites movie
Take his advice & feed someone instead #BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie #BoycottbollywoodForever pic.twitter.com/OdmirszwlT
— Sameer (@BesuraTaansane) August 2, 2022
Normal days: I am atheist, I am sikh, I am Buddhist, I am jain..We are not hindu
Special Day: I am Hindu and ashamed pic.twitter.com/doAAWbtEq9
— Mayank Singh मयंक सिंह 🇮🇳🚩 (@MayankS758609) August 2, 2022
Meet The biggest dogla of Indian cinema Akshay Kumar #BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie#AkshayKumar #RakshaBandhanpic.twitter.com/KeB8AIBiHE
— 👳 (@ItsChaddha) August 2, 2022
You guys already know what to do with @akshaykumar flim Raksha Bandhan. Abhi maza ane wala hai !!#BoycottRakshaBandhanMovie pic.twitter.com/1vy10Zy5H7
— महादेव भक्त सुशांत (@sushant_soul) August 2, 2022