Filmmaker Karan Johar's upcoming film "Takht" has now made headlines for all the wrong reasons after a controversial tweet by the film's writer Hussain Haidry about Hindus.
Though Haidry's Twitter account has been blocked, screenshots of his tweets with the words "Hindu terrorists" have gone viral, with people slamming him for allegedly defaming Hindus.
Just see his mentality ,— Subodh Jaiswal (@Subodh39050567) February 24, 2020
He is a Hindu hater and now @DharmaMovies is appointing him in their upcoming movie @TakhtTheMovie ,
What do they want to show or make as a outcome ?🤨
He should be expelled right now #BoycottTakht @Tejasvi_Surya @TajinderBagga @DrKumarVishwas pic.twitter.com/2y3v3jnGAm
The hashtag #BoycottTakht is also trending on Twitter with social media users asking Karan Johar to remove Haidry from the team of "Takht", or else they would boycott the period drama.
#BoycottTakht— Barkha Trehan (@barkhatrehan16) February 24, 2020
RT if you are boycotting this movie.
Dear @karanjohar mark my words your journey won't be exiting from now onwards.
Guys this coward writer of the film has crossed all his limits and has been patronised by Karan Johar. pic.twitter.com/ccdkIEBj3d
Some social media users even feel that the writer has no right to live in India:
Bollywood needs to be sent a strong message that those days are bygone when you can abuse this country and still enjoy the laurels. Bollywood will have to leave Islamic agenda of chaos and Dar-ul-Haram. Stop the Taqqiyya! #BoycottTakht #WelcomeTrump #RadicalIslamicTerrorism https://t.co/Vlajspw3s2— BabaYashaswi (@BabaYashaswi) February 24, 2020
These jokers @karanjohar & @DharmaMovies use @HussainHaidari as a writer for thier movie #Takht. Who abuses, Hinduism &Hindusthan— Nimmi Kanojia (@KanojiaNimmi) February 24, 2020
lyricist Hussain Haidry urges people to beat up upper caste Hindus https://t.co/sEA3u616KF
Set for release in 2021, "Takht" tells the story of rivalry and struggle for power (Takht) between Aurangzeb and his brother Dara Shikoh as they both seek the Mughal throne.