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The hashtag 'Boycott Shahrukh Khan' is trending on Twitter - Know why

Thursday, September 16, 2021 • Tamil Comments

The hashtag ‘Boycott Shahrukh Khan’ is trending on Twitter - Know why

On the morning of September 16, the King of Bollywood has fallen into the pit of controversy. Twitter witnessed a hateful campaign against the Baadshah Shahrukh Khan. Ahead of the star's next release 'Pathan', some netizens question “Why praise Pathan in India?”

The campaign was started and led by some right-wing party members. They used the hashtag- #BoycottShahRukhKhan. Twitteratis have been accusing the actor of siding with Pakistan. Twitter users allege that the Bollywood star has hurt some religious sentiments, over and over again.

They shared images, news clippings and incidents from the past where Khan was seen either speaking in support of Pakistani cricket players or speaking of intolerance in India. Shah Rukh’s statement that “Pakistani cricketers are the greatest players in the world” and “Pakistani cricketers are champions” is now viral and based on it.

They even shared an old picture of Shah Rukh Khan with Imran Khan, the former skipper of the Pakistan cricket team and current prime minister of the nation, which have also gone viral on social media. To counter this hate, fans of SRK came to his side and recalled his good deeds and charity works. Fans across India stormed Twitter with counter hashtags- #WeLoveShahRukhKhan & SRK PRIDE OF INDIA.

A person wrote, "SRK show our hindu king ashoka in bad light… Where Ajay devgn and Akshay Kumar making movies on Tanhaji and Prithviraj chauhan he is making movie on pathan…I mean its spy action movie so why dont they give him hindu name, Why praising pathan in india."

'Pathan' is said to be an espionage thriller starring Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham and Dimple Kapadia. The film’s budget has been estimated to be around 250 crores and Salman Khan will also make a cameo appearance in Pathan. Produced by YRF, Siddharth Anand has directed this movie.

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