The trailer of Alia Bhatt’s new film Sadak 2 directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt was released on YouTube amid backlash of nepotism.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and his daughter Alia Bhatt have been receiving backlash post the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. While Mahesh Bhatt was interrogated by the Mumbai police, there have been rumors of his close proximity with Rhea Chakraborty who has been a suspect in the abetment of suicide case.
After the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, a section of Bollywood fans on Twitter had said that they would not watch a single film until justice for Sushant is delivered. Looks like they were serious about it. The netizens had boycotted the Janhvi Kapoor starrer Dharma Production film, the netizens have targeted the Alia Bhatt starrer Sadak 2.
The Sadak 2 trailer did not receive a warm welcome by the audience as people started to dislike the trailer and even reporting it. Within a few hours, the Sadak 2 trailer had garnered over 1.6 lakh dislikes and is being claimed as the most disliked video on YouTube.
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The netizens pointed out a statement in the trailer that might have been offensive to the Hindu community. Critic Rohit Jaiswal tweeted,
“In the trailer, Alia Bhatt says in Guruo ke vajah se maine kisi apne ko khoya hai, just for once remove the word GURU and replace it with Maulvi or Padri can you do that Mr. Bhatt? No discussion just replace it and relaunch the trailer. Not asking much @MaheshNBhatt #Sadak2Trailer.”
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has also voiced its concerns over the trailer of the film. The spokesperson of the organization, Vinay Shankar Tiwari took to Twitter and said that the trailer has hurt the sentiments of Hindus. He said,
“Sanjay Dutt is the son of Sunil Dutt, Alia and Pooja are the daughters of Mahesh Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur is the brother of Siddharth Roy Kapur. They all have acted in Sadak 2, which was released today. Now, it’s time to tell Mahesh Bhatt that he and his film will meet the same fate as Khan brothers. This is nepotism.”
Source: India Times