Netizens have been trending #BoycottThappad on social media, calling a ban over the film for the leading lady, Taapsee’s involvement in an anti-CAA protest.
For those unaware, the actress had joined a peaceful protest at Carter Road in Mumbai, supporting students of Jawaharlal Nehru University in January, who were attacked by a masked mob in January.
Several netizens compared her move to that of Deepika Padukone, who stood in solidarity with the students in Delhi.
Here are the tweets:
— Manwender Singh (@singh_manwender) February 26, 2020
#boycottthappad we don’t want to support anti national group supporter. Such people should pay for their act.
— Sanjay (@Sanjay240672) February 27, 2020
— vikash sharma (@vikashsharmaatt) February 27, 2020
Agar taapsee ko marna hai #Thappad .
— Rubbish Kumar ❁ (@Rubbish_Kumar_) February 27, 2020
— Purusharth_पुरूषार्थ ?? (@purusharth007) February 27, 2020
We don’t need uneducated literates like tapseeee and Swara telling us their biased opinions #boycottthappad
— irocktor (@irocktor) February 27, 2020
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, ‘Thappad’ also features Dia Mirza and Pavail Gulati in pivotal roles. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on February 28.