‘Shikara’: Netizens call for the film’s boycott after Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘a fight between two friends’ remark

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Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film ‘Shikara’. The film’s story revolves around the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from Kashmir in 1990. Recently, Chopra said that through this film he wants to convey that people need to move on from what happened 30 years ago. Also, his analogy of ‘a fight between two friends’ didn’t go down well with the netizens.

Now the Twitterati is calling for a boycott of Chopra’s film as according to them he has taken the matter so lightly and romanticised the whole issue.

In an interview with India Today, Chopra said, “This is a film I made over two years. And please remember that half of my crew is Muslim locals, who knew the subject of the film. So this film is really about healing, coming together. It’s about how thirty years is too long ..so let’s say sorry and move on. It’s about how two friends have fallout but they love each other, they meet 30 years later and they forget it I am sorry.”

Some Twitter users straight away called for the film’s boycott after Vidhu’s comment. One of the users wrote, “According to #VidhuVinodChopra Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits is just fall out betn 2 friends,so say sorry & move on. Does he realise ppl don’t leave their homes & become refugee in their own country for a fall out betn friends?(sic)”

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Let’s see what if this outrage affects the film’s business in any way. ‘Shikara’ stars newbie Sadia Khan and Aadil Khan. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on February 7.

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