Mumbai, June 12: Bollywood boycott are hardly new on social media but the current outcry plants Kareena Kapoor Khan in the centre of a Twitter storm.
On Saturday, #BoycottKareenaKhan was picking up steam in India with several taking to the micro-blogging site calling out the Bollywood actress for reportedly charging Rs120 million to play Sita in a film-based on the Indian epic, ‘Ramayan’.
Boycott Kareena Khan became a top trend on Twitter. Fuming netizens tried trolling the actress with a few extreme tweets:
— Harshvardhan Sharma (@harsh_1203) June 12, 2021
— Rajesh Jha 🇮🇳 (@rajeshjha09) June 12, 2021
— Rahul Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@rytzrahul) June 12, 2021
Who can play role of Mata Sita perfectly?
RT for Kangana. Like for Kareena pic.twitter.com/CZnuBHNaDy
— Shahcastic – Mota bhai 😎 (@shahcastic) June 12, 2021
Several others also took objection to the fact that she was being considered for the role of Sita, who was the wife of the Hindu deity Ram, while being married to a person of a different religion in real life; Kapoor Khan is married to Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and the couple are parents to two children.
A few days back, a report by Bollywood Hungama claimed that Kareena increased her fee for a period drama in which she was offered Sita’s role. The report stated that Alaukik Desai’s film is about re-telling epic Ramayan from Sita’s point of view and Kareena Kapoor is the first choice of the filmmaker.
Quoting a source, the report mentions that although Bebo charges somewhere around Rs 6 to 8 crore, for this period drama, she charged a whopping 12 crore. However, this is because the movie demands at least 8 to 10 months of prep work and shooting.
Bebo has Veere Di Wedding 2 and Hansal Mehta’s film in the pipeline which will be shot first. Only after these two projects, the period drama on Sita will begin as it requires much time. However, no official statement has been made by the makers or the actress as yet.