With Bollywood films like ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and many more falling prey to the #BoycottBollywood trend, things seem to be getting uglier as furious netizens have now started slamming Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and Dharmendra starrer ‘Sholay’. But what’s more alarming is the fact that #HinduphobicBollywood has become the latest trend on various social platforms and the iconic 1975 movie is getting called out for being hinduphobic.
With more and more Twitter users joining the conversation by sharing their views, #HinduphobicBollywood continues to become the latest threat to Bollywood online. And with users comparing Dharmendra’s character Veeru to Rahim Chacha played by A.K. Hangal to prove their point, Bollywood’s iconic film has ended up becoming the talk of the town. Check out a few tweets here:
#Hinduphobic_Bollywood hinduphobia had already started in the 1970s era. Pic1 Sholay written by Javed Akhtar. Pic2 Suhaag written by Kader Khan primarily. Both were huge box office success. The subtle symbolism played a role in building massive mistrust towards all Sadhus.Sad!😞 pic.twitter.com/BQJ4ZQx06z
— BrijKinkari (@indiash1) May 20, 2020
Salim Javed ne Sholay film se hi yeh slow poison dena shuru kar diya
— gautami tripathy (@gautamitripathy) May 20, 2020
— Shivani Ojha 🇮🇳🚩 (@shivaniojha) March 15, 2022
There were a few users who questioned the need for this trend:
From sholay to patallok
A soft corner to a community
But why some liberals want to giving shame on us by ourself
What kind of propaganda they want to establish
Every single web or movie
Has something about it#PatalLok #Hinduphobic_Bollywood #Anushka @imVkohli
— Adv Mukesh (@AdvMukesh4) May 20, 2020
Sholay 1975 mai release hui tab to kisi ko wo hinduphobic nhi lagi lakin aaj 45 saal bad logo ye he movie hinduphobic lagne lagi.
Patallok series bhi shi thi jab tak @AKTKadmin ki video nhi aai.
Uske aate wo bhi.
Wah re Hippocrates 👏👏
— आशीष मिश्रा (@ashishmishra475) May 20, 2020
Ho kya gaya hai Indians ko? Now they are trending things like #Hinduphobic_Bollywood and accusing movies like Sholay from yesteryears to be against Hindus. Can’t believe it!
— S (@SugunaDew) May 20, 2020
While most of these tweets sound like a futile attempt to spoil Bollywood’s reputation and give the #BoycottBollywood trend more momentum, boycotting a movie like ‘Sholay’ which was released decades ago would only spark a new debate online.
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