Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt is busy in the promotional activities of her next Netflix movie Darlings. The movie has Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, and Roshan Mathew, she plays Badrunissa Shaikh, a victim of domestic abuse, in the movie. The teaser of Darlings shows Alia Bhatt’ character bashing her husband with a pan, dumping water on his face and submerging his face in a tank of water. The hashtag #BoycottAliaBhatt began trending on Twitter just one day before the movie was made available on the OTT platform. The netizens are saying that Alia Bhatt is promoting domestic violence against men with this film Darlings. Netizens are finding it very problematic and they have called for a boycott of Alia Bhatt. Few comments by the netizens are as follows:
Darshan Kamat: #boycottAliaBhatt Why is Domestic violence against men normalised and even worse mocked. 3.4 crore men in India face domestic violence . This is not acceptable. @realsiff is against this
Ambar: Everyone should #BoycottAliaBhatt for making a misandrist movie like Darlings. For bollywood, domestic violence on men is a matter of joke. Pathetic.
Untold story: In #USA people supporting #JohnnyDepp for #DomesticViolence against MEN. But in India Alia Bhatt promotes and make joke of DOMESTICVIOLENCE against MEN #BanDarlings #BoycottAliaBhatt.
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