Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu is all set to star in her upcoming film Thappad. But, it seems like her film has landed in a trouble.
Recently, Taapsee attended 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.
This didn’t goes well down with the netizens and they 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.
Internet trends #BoycottThappad
Several netizens compared her move to that of Deepika Padukone, who stood in solidarity with the students in Delhi.
Here’s how people reacted:
First Deepika now tapsee, bollywood repeat it again.
They use national issues for the promotion of their movies. They have to understand the sensitivity of the issue.#ShameOnBollywood #boycottthappad pic.twitter.com/GStiinCXR5
— Harsh $harma (@harshsharma_31) February 26, 2020
#boycottthappad she stand with anti CAA protest . Then also she thinks we will see her movie . Now they will not say about violence in Delhi made by the anti CAA supporters . Shame on you.
— Aditya Sharda (@AdityaSharda18) February 27, 2020
Am against domestic violence.
Boycotttthappad because I want to hurt the makers of this film who spread false news of CAA being against any indian citizen.
— Bulbul sharma m. (@bulbulsharma_m) February 26, 2020
Day and night toxic anti-CAA propaganda by Bollywood gang of @ReallySwara @anubhavsinha @RichaChadha @anuragkashyap72 @taapsee is partly responsible for Shaheenbagh and other such events in Delhi, leading to Delhi riots. They have blood on their hands. #BoycottThappad
— Rohit Kanwar (@RohitKa09156866) February 26, 2020
— Purusharth_पुरूषार्थ 🇮🇳 (@purusharth007) February 27, 2020
While speaking about CAA, Taapsee had told IANS, “I haven’t expressed my views on CAA because I haven’t studied about it. But the visuals which I saw in Jamia, I didn’t feel those were pleasant. I felt really sad when I saw the videos where students were talking about their plight. I feel something big has happened or something big is going to happen.”
‘Thappad’ is a story of Amrita (Taapsee Pannu) whose seemingly perfect life and relationship is shattered with a slap.
Apart from Taapsee, the movie also has Ratna Pathak Shah, Manav Kaul, Dia Mirza, and Tanvi Azmi among others.
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film is scheduled to release on February 28.