Why has twitterati decided to boycott Alia Bhatt and her upcoming movie 'Darlings'?

Netizens say Alia Bhatt’s movie Darlings promotes domestic violence against men

Why has twitterati decided to boycott Alia Bhatt and her upcoming movie 'Darlings'?

Alia Bhatt's Darlings is set to release on August 5. Instagram/aliaabhatt

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, August 4

If Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha,’ boycotting wasn’t enough, netizens are now ‘boycotting’ Alia Bhatt and her upcoming movie Darlings for ‘promoting’ domestic violence against men. ‘Darlings’ will release on August 5 on Netflix. It stars Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Verma and Roshan Matthew in the lead roles. The film is also Alia Bhatt’s maiden production project. Darlings is co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.

There are scenes in the trailer that show Alia Bhatt’s character torturing her on-screen husband Vijay Verma in Darlings, when has led to the online furore.

“Believe all victims, regardless of gender. #BanDarlings #boycottAliaBhatt,” wrote one user.

Another Twitter user wrote, “Violence against mens is not fun .I am totally against these cheap Bollywood stars #respectmens #ShameOnBollywood #BoycottBollywood #boycottAliaBhatt.”

Someone even compared Alia Bhatt to Amber Heard. “Alia Bhatt is nothing but Amber Heard of India. She promotes domestic violence on men and makes fun of it #BoycottAliaBhatt #BoycottDarlings.”

There are many such tweets:

#alia bhatt #Darlings

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