Brahmastra: #BoycottBrahmastra trends after Ranbir Kapoor’s 2012 food comment resurface on the internet

Most Bollywood films navigate choppy waters. The controversies and comments made by the actors years ago come back to haunt them.

Almost 10 days before its release, ‘Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva’ is facing boycott calls for a comment Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor made about 10 years ago.

In the decade-old video, Kapoor could be seen opening up about his love for meat, especially beef. “I’m a big beef,” the actor shared with food critic and writer Kunal Vijaykar while promoting his 2011 film “Rockstar.”

The comment was not well received by some social media users, and people started tweeting #BoycottBrahmastra.

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Last week, the film was at the center of controversy when netizens took offense to Bollywood diva Alia Bhatt’s statement.

The actress reportedly said in an interview, “If you don’t like me, don’t look at me.” These comments responded to the nepotism debate. His comment upset netizens, with many saying they would boycott his next film.

“Brahmastra” marks the star couple Ranbir-Alia’s first screen outing.

Directed by Ayan Mukherji, the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and southern actor Nagarjuna in prominent roles. It is set to hit theaters on September 9.

Earlier this month, Aamir Khan star “Laal Singh Chaddha” also faced a lot of heat from fans two weeks before the film was released. Seven-year-old Khan’s comment on India’s intolerance led to boycott calls for the official Hindi remake of the 1994 classic ‘Forrest Gump’.

Irked fans decided not to show up for the film, which resulted in show cancellations and poor box office performance.

Will ‘Brahmastra’ suffer the same fate as ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’?

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