Soon after the trailer of season 2 of popular web series Mirzapur was released, angry Twitter users called for boycotting the web series. The series is yet to be launched, but people have started it boycotting on social media.
Netizens demanded a boycott of the web series after seeing Ali Fazal as one of the lead actors in the trailer. Fazal had come out in support of the violent anti-CAA protests that had claimed the lives of several people. It is said that Ali Fazal and his leftist gang allegedly instigated crowd to protest against CAA & NRC which turned into an anti-Hindu riot in Delhi.
He had posted a tweet on the anti-CAA riots stating that he was enjoying it all. However, he had deleted the tweet later. Recalling Fazal’s stand on the violent anti-CAA protests one Twitter said that people should not pay for watching his web series Mirzapur season 2.
Another Twitter user said that both Fazal and another lead actor in the series Vikrant Massey had spoken against India and therefore people should not watch Mirzapur.
One Twitter user posted the pictures of IB Officer Ankit Saxena, Dilbar Negi and Constable Rattan Lal who were killed during the Delhi riots and wrote “Never forget, never forgive”.
Another Twitter user said that Fazal’s tweet where he supported the violent anti-CAA protests was reason enough for boycotting Mirzapur season 2.
Mirzapur is all set to hit the screens with its sequel on OTT platform Amazon Prime later this month. The trailer of the much-awaited web-series has been launched amid much enthusiasm among the fans.
Several Bollywood celebrities had extended their support to the anti-CAA protesters who held violent protests across the country and torched vehicles. The road was closed for over two months in Shaheen Bagh by anti-CAA protesters.