In recent times, actors like Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan have been caught up in boycott trends. With his new movie ‘Jawan’ set to release on September 7, the hashtag #BoycottJawanMovie is trending on Twitter, fueled by various reasons.
Shah Rukh Khan, accompanied by his daughter Suhana Khan, made an early morning visit to the Tirupati temple to seek blessings. However, this gesture has sparked a wave of criticism on social media. Some netizens are expressing disapproval, labeling SRK’s visit as a ‘publicity stunt’ rather than a genuine display of devotion, especially in the context of his upcoming film’s release.
Another significant element contributing to the boycott movement centers on the involvement of Tamil Nadu’s influential politician, Udhayanidhi Stalin. It’s worth noting that ‘Jawan‘ is slated for distribution in Tamil Nadu through Red Giant Movies, an entity overseen by Udhayanidhi himself.
Udhayanidhi Stalin, currently serving as the Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development in Tamil Nadu, has a notable presence in the film production sector. Controversy emerged when he delivered a speech that was viewed as offensive toward a particular religious community. This incident has drawn considerable attention, with numerous tweets highlighting the issue.
In addition to the concerns surrounding ‘Jawan’ and the backlash against Shah Rukh Khan’s temple visit, some social media users are drawing connections between the boycott trend and the aftermath of Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death. This group of netizens is advocating for a complete boycott of Bollywood, signaling a broader discontent with the industry.
As the release date of ‘Jawan‘ inches closer, social media platforms remain abuzz with intense debates and discussions about the film and the growing boycott movement. These online conversations reflect the polarized sentiments among the public. While a section of the audience remains critical and vocal about their decision to boycott the film, die-hard SRK fans remain steadfast in their support.
They express confidence that ‘Jawan,’ much like ‘Pathaan,’ will successfully reach the coveted 1000 crore milestone at the box office, despite the prevailing boycott trend. The upcoming weeks will undoubtedly shed light on the film’s reception and its ability to overcome these challenges.