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Why is Boycott Toofaan Trending On Twitter?

Boycott Toofaan trending: Farhan Akhtar and Mrunal Thakur starrer Toofaan is making the headlines after Twitter erupted in a protest against the film. Akhtar’s upcoming film is accused of promoting “Love Jihad” as it features a love angle between a Muslim man and Hindu woman. Several social media users are now asking viewers to boycott the film. Toofaan is releasing on OTT on July 16.

Ahead of its release, the hashtag #BoycottToofan has started trending on Twitter, with trolls accusing the makers of promoting “Love Jihad”. The trailer of the film showcases Akhtar’s transformation to Aziz Ali aka Ajju Bhai, a gangster of Dongri who goes on to become a national-level boxer. Bollywood filmmaker-turned-actor, Akhtar will be seen romancing Mrunal Thakur, who plays Dr Ananya- Aziz’s love interest in the film. The interfaith love angle of the film has not gone down well with many. However, this is not the only reason behind the online hatred being meted out to the film.

In the past, Akhtar had supported protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) bill and that could be another reason why many are calling for a boycott of this upcoming sports drama.

Boycott Toofaan trends on Twitter:

One user claimed, “Toofaan Movie Is against Our Culture” while another believed, “Today in Hindu-majority country of India, insult and mockery of Hindu Dharma, Hindu deities n Hindu customs is going on unabated through mediums like Web series, movies, social media and so on. Unity of Hindus is the only way to stop These issues, so support (sic).” A third argued that the makers can’t release “hinduphonic context so shamelessly and run away each and every time (sic).”

Check out the reactions below:

Meanwhile, many have been opposed the film since Akhtar had supported anti CAA protests, boycott “all librandus who are against CAA, NRC but support love jihad….. (sic)” trolls argued.

Another wrote asking if anyone remembers the time Farhan Akhtar shared “the distorted map excluded Kashmir from India which is mostly used by Kashmiri separatists who do not consider Kashmir a part of India. Why should we Indians let him release his movie in our country? (sic)”

While the protests are still on, the makers have clarified that Thakur’s name is Dr Ananya. The film also has a song titled Ananya. Earlier, Akhtar told PTI that the “driving force” of Toofaan is the inspiring journey that Aziz, Ananya and Nana Prabhu share.

Meanwhile, on Friday, the 47-year-old actor shared a video on his social media handle and revealed how he trained himself to transform into Aziz Ali. He captioned the video as “Training to be a boxer…It took about two years to bring the boxer persona to life. This wouldn’t have been possible without the belief & support of this amazing team. Watch my boxing journey here.”


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