#BoycottSamratPrithvirajMovie is trending on social media for going back on a statement that Akshay Kumar has made in the past
Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar starrer ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ has once again hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. Earlier, due to the agitations by the Karni Sena and Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha, the makers faced disruptions in the shooting process and were also forced to change the title of the film from ‘Prithviraj’ to ‘Samrat Prithviraj’. Then they faced threats from Gujjars and Karni Sena even sought a ban on the movie. These were the troubles that the film faced before its release and now it's the film's lead who seems to have been inviting the wrath of people.
After being brutally trolled for his lack of veracity on 'our history textbooks have only 2-3 lines about Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan' claim, Akshay Kumar and his latest film are now drawing flak again for a statement that the lead actor has made in the past.
Now, the hashtag #BoycottSamratPrithviraj is trending on social media. Way back in 2012, Akshay Kumar’s movie ‘Oh My God’ released to a good response at the box-office. During the release of the film, Akshay Kumar said he would not be visiting temples anymore. His perception was changed when he watched the play ‘Kanji Virrudh Kanji’ on which ‘Oh My God’ was based. “I want to ask everyone their definition of a mandir! The real meaning of the term is ‘mann ke andar’, which means that God resides within us. When I was watching the play ‘Kanji Virrudh Kanji’ I was laughing throughout and when it ended I was stunned. That’s when I underwent this profound change,” said Akshay Kumar then.
However, the actor for his recent promotions of ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ has gone on a temple-visiting spree including the Kasi Viswanath Temple in Varanasi where he also performed the ‘Ganga Aarti’. Netizens unable to come to terms with this alleged duplicity have now started ‘Boycott Samrat Prithviraj’. This can only be further bad news for a film that is struggling to attract decent footfalls across the country. Reportedly, the film is also banned in Kuwait and Oman.
The dubbed version of the film has been released in Telugu as ‘Prithviraj’.
Updated date: Saturday, 04 Jun 2022 - 5:31 PM