An undemocratic troll army is behind the call for the boycott of the Aamir Khan’s starrer Lal Singh Chadha, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said on Thursday as the movie releases today.
Congress leader blames BJP
The most controversial Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday raised questions over the trend of ‘boycott’ Lal Singh Chadha. Accusing the current event of being “undemocratic, authoritarian and dictatorial”, the 75-year-old said the troll army of the party is working like a robot.
Meanwhile, the Akshay Kumar-starrer Raksha Bandhan is also releasing today clashing with the Aamir Khan remake of Forrest Gump at the box office. “Let viewers see both films and decide which is better. See both films LSC and Raksha Bandhan,” the Congress leader tweeted.
Taking a dig at the BJP while hinting that they were the ones running the campaign online, Singh wrote on Twitter: “I believe #BoycottLalSinghChadha is trending. Why? Who is behind this? Who else but the ModiShah Troll Army!! They are undemocratic authoritarian and dictatorial. Working like a Robot.”
I believe #BoycottLalSinghChadha is trending.
Who is behind this? Who else but the ModiShah Troll Army!! They are undemocratic authoritarian and dictatorial. Working like a Robot.
Let viewers see both films and decide which is better. See both films LSC and Raksha Bandhan.
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) August 11, 2022
The boycott trend
After this boycott trend, movie stars have come out in support of Aamir Khan who had earlier said: “That boycott Bollywood, boycott Aamir Khan, boycott Laal Singh Chaddha. I feel sad. I feel sad because a lot of people who are saying this in their hearts believe I am someone who doesn’t like India. In their hearts, they believe that, but that’s quite untrue,” he said.
The actor added, “I really love the country. That’s how I am. It is rather unfortunate if some people feel that way. I want to assure everyone that it’s not the case so please don’t boycott my films. Please watch my films,” the actor said during a media interaction.”
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar was also asked about the social media trends demanding the boycott of his new movie and Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, the actor said: “It is a free country, everyone can do what they want. But this all (speaking about the two big releases) helps the economy of India. We are all on the verge of becoming the biggest and the greatest country. I would request them (the trolls) and you (the media), don’t get into it.”
Both Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan were released on August 11. Filmmakers, theatre owners, and distributors are hopeful that these two films would boost the Hindi box office fairly, which has of late, been performing poorly.