For a Decade Old Comment, Boycott ‘Brahmastra’ Trend Solidifies
MUMBAI, (ANI) – The boycott trend is back to haunt some of the biggest stars in B-town yet again. After plaguing films like ‘Laal Singh Chaddha,’ the trolls and boycott trend is back right ahead of the release of Ranbir-Alia starrer ‘Brahmastra‘.
On September 6, Ranbir and Alia faced protests at Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain. Reason: Ranbir’s comment from 2011 expressing he loves eating beef.
Ranbir, Alia, and director Ayan Mukerjee had arrived in the city to take the blessings of Lord Shiva for their upcoming film ‘Brahmastra Part-1: Shiva’, but during their visit to the temple, Bajrang Dal members protested against the actor for his 11-year-old comment which is currently being circulated on social media.
Bajrang Dal members held black flags and placards. Police was called in to get the situation under control.
Immediately people took to Twitter and reignited their boycott call for the film. Soon Twitter was flooded with comments, remarks, and demands to stop the film from emerging as a hit at the box office.
Made on a massive budget of around Rs 450 crores, ‘Brahmastra’ took almost 5 years to hit the theatres.
If reports are to be believed, advance bookings for the film have sprung a surprise. According to reports and statistics, the film has sold around 1.31 lakh tickets in advance in Indian theaters already.