‘Shikara’: Netizens call for the film’s boycott after Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘a fight between two friends’ remark
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)”
Check out their comments below:
Shame on vidhu vinod chopra for romanticizing the genocide of kashmiri pandits , shame on survivors @rahulpandita who r neutralizing the ethnic cleansing of them by radicalized Islamist #BoycottShikara pic.twitter.com/lTi1k8pmhN
— Neelendra verma (@Prince_neel30) January 21, 2020
This is the business of Bollywood who always tries to compromise with the true story when it comes to making a film on Hindu sufferings given by Muslims.
Thus, this is not a new case. #BoycottShikara
— India needs#CAA_NRC (@ganeshk_verma) January 21, 2020
Not a single one of them is sincere. Every pain, every loss, every tragedy is just another money minting script for them. Why just #BoycottShikara it's time we boycotted this shallow industry. #SayNoToBollywood
— Uthra Satagopan (@Vitthal_Bhakt) January 21, 2020
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? @ashokepandit @AdityaRajKaul pic.twitter.com/Vr7fFZiXii
— बिदिषा ✨ (@Mystic24G) January 20, 2020
“Its like 2 friends meeting together after 30 yrs, who want to forget & move on!”
What an insensitive way to promote a film??….by speaking for jihadis Ask a mother who lost her child or a woman who was raped to forget n move on!!#BoycottShikara
— Madhurima Mishra (@MadhurimaMishr7) January 21, 2020
#BoycottShikara this is typical VVC, Muslims apologist movie where again Ppl who butchered KPs will be shown as victims and true Muslims and only handful terrorists killed KPs. It will also show how Muslims friends helped KPs which is all bull. Shit. KP should oppose aggressively
— Anand (@anand6862) January 21, 2020
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.