Quora News: Indian actor Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming sports film ‘Toofan’, showing him loving the Hindu character, narrow-minded Indians launched a campaign against him on Twitter and demanded a ‘boycott’ of his film.
According to India Times, after actor Farhan Akhtar and other team shared the teaser trailer of ‘Toofan’, people started the trend of ‘boycott’ of the film on Twitter.
Many people, citing the romance between the film’s main character Aziz Ali (Farhan Akhtar) and Pooja, accused the film’s ‘Love Jihad’ team of fostering.
Khel koi bhi ho, acche coach ke bina koi khiladi accha nahin hota. #ToofaanOnPrime, premieres July 16.@PrimeVideoIN @excelmovies @ROMPPictures @mrunal0801 @SirPareshRawal @hussainthelal @ritesh_sid @RakeyshOmMehra @urfvijaymaurya @jayoza257 @ShankarEhsanLoy pic.twitter.com/8VJV9NMKfl
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 10, 2021
Extremist Indians call the love between Hindu women and Muslim men ‘Love Jihad’ and claim that Muslim boys trap Hindu girls in love and marry them and then change their religion.
— 🚩🚩राम भक्त कटर हिन्दुत्व समर्थक शिवाय 🚩🚩 (@Mahakal_bhakt_0) July 10, 2021
In ‘Toofan’, Farhan Akhtar has played the role of Muslim boxer Aziz Ali and in the film, he is shown falling in love with Hindu girl Dr. Ananya Pooja.
BOYCOTT EVERY MOVIE WHICH IS AGAINST OUR CULTURE AND DHARMA #BoycottToofaan
— Manish Singh (@MSinghBJP) July 10, 2021
People objected to this and accused the film of promoting ‘Love Jihad’ and demanded a boycott of it.
Interestingly, the film’s director Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra and other cast members belong to the Hindu religion, but people criticized Farhan Akhtar on Twitter.
Remember Farhan Akhtar shared
The distorted map excluded Kashmir from India which is
mostly used by Kashmiri separatists who do not consider Kashmir a part of India.”
— Sheetal Mansabdar Chopra 🇮🇳 (@SheetalPronamo) July 10, 2021
Apart from Farhan Akhtar, ‘Toofan’ also stars Paresh Rawal and Marnal Thakur.
In this regard, the Free Press Journal said that people strongly criticized Farhan Akhtar and accused him of sharing a map of occupied Kashmir on social media in the past, which is shared by separatist Kashmiri people and the said maps. I did not show Kashmir as part of India.
Today in Hindu-majority country of India, insult and mockery of Hindu Dharma, Hindu deities n Hindu customs is going on unabated through mediums like Web series, movies, social media and so on.
— Suman H P (@Suman_H_P) July 10, 2021
People demanded that Farhan Akhtar’s film ‘Toofan’, which did not recognize Occupied Kashmir as part of India, be boycotted as it promotes ‘Love Jihad’ which is against Hindu customs and values.
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