05:55 GMT10 April 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik):  “Takht” is one of the most anticipated films by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar. It has grabbed attention for a star cast that includes some of the greatest names in the Hindi film industry including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, and Vicky Kaushal.

    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.

    ​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.

    ​Some social media users even feel that the writer has no right to live in India:

    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.


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