A trailer for the movie "Sadak 2" starring Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has become the most disliked film trailer on YouTube, getting more thumbs down than up since being released on 12 August.
The trailer for "Sadak 2" has received 6.1 million dislikes since Wednesday compared to 311,000 likes, beating the video "YouTube Rewind 2018" which received 1.4 million dislikes within 12 hours.
The dislikes surged exponentially from 4.4 million in 24 hours of its release to 6.1 million on Thursday.
The upcoming movie set the grim record after becoming embroiled in the Sushant Singh Rajput death controversy. The young actor was found dead in his apartment on 14 June in circumstances pointing toward suicide, however, a criminal inquiry has since been launched in the case.
The dislike ratio for the video is 94.9 percent, which has shot the trailer to the top of dislike ratio list over PewDiePie's "Can this video get 1 million dislikes?" - which had a 93 percent dislike ratio at 4.88 million dislikes.
"Sadak 2" is Bhatt's directorial return after a two-decade hiatus. It's the sequel to his 1991 film starring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja. The film, which was intended for a theatrical release, will be released on Disney+ Hotstar on 28 August due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The untimely and sudden death of 34-year-old actor Sushant Singh Rajput on 14 June was attributed to depression triggered by some elites in the entertainment industry. After his passing, netizens were quick to post screenshots of Sushant's interviews, casually mentioning how he wasn't invited to the social gatherings of Bollywood's inner circles on social media.