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Alia Bhatt’s Darlings faces criticism, tweeple call for boycott, here’s WHY

Tweeple are blasting and disapproving of the film and calling it out for promoting domestic violence against men.



Alia Bhatt's Darlings

By Utkarsh Tripathi

Alia Bhatt starrer Darlings will hit the silver screen on August 5. Ahead of its release, the film is receiving major criticism on social media. Twitter on Thursday remained dominated by tweets under #BoycottDarlings and #BoycottAliaBhatt.

Tweeple are blasting and disapproving of the film and calling it out for promoting domestic violence against men.

Have a look at Twitter reactions here:

Darlings’ trailer was dropped on July 25. From its trailer, one could guess how the film’s trajectory goes from light-hearted comedy to a dark comedy which touches upon the subject of domestic abuse.

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Watch the trailer here:

A section of social media users is calling for boycotting Darlings citing the promotion of domestic violence against men. As burdening as these allegations are, it is quite not the reality of the film.

The plot of Darlings is set inside a premise of how the wife, played by Alia Bhatt, of a volatile and alcoholic husband, played by Vijay Varma, tries to reform her husband’s insensitive behaviour, until one day she had enough, as she seeks revenge.

The storyline of the film can be anything but promoting domestic violence against men. At best, it can be critiqued for trivialising the reality of women who go through similar predicaments but don’t have the option to take similar stringent actions.

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Remember Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh?

Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starter Kabir Singh, which did quite a number at the box office, created a massive controversy during the time of its release. The film was accused of encouraging toxic masculinity and sexism in society. Some might also suggest that this portrayal of a woman seeking revenge in Darlings is quite similar to Kabir Singh.

However, the dynamics of both the characters are dissimilar to the point that it doesn’t actually need articulate reasoning for anyone to guess the difference.

Though it is important to comprehend that the actions taken by the lead in Kabir Singh were due to the complexity of the character, which could arguably be a celebrated reflection of hypermasculinity in society. It is quite contrary to the role played by Alia in Darlings.

Alia’s character doesn’t adopt a preceded mindset of every woman, her character only explores the extremes of a woman’s mindset who is responding to domestic abuse which sets the two characters apart as polar opposites in terms of dynamics.

The character played by Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Singh is an oppressor whereas Alia Bhatt’s character Badru is the one who is being oppressed. This is what would have happened to Preeti in Kabir Singh if she had enough of Kabir’s hypermasculinity way of life.

Nepotism hate

The call for a boycott by the so-called cinema lovers can be speculated to be fueled by the political bias against Bollywood that has recently settled into the country. The vilification of Bollywood, which tangibly came into play after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, began a reservation against star kids who profits off by being a product of nepotism.

Alia Bhatt, the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, also faced a lot of criticism for being a star kid. She, however, managed to recede the tag through her incredible performances in films like Gangubai Kathiawad, Gullyboy, Highway, Raazi, and others.

Bhatt troop and their political opinions

Another faction that has reservations against Alia and her family is the ones whose political ideologies do not align with the Bhatts. Alia and her family have had a history of speaking their mind and sharing unpopular opinions on several occasions.

Alia, during the Police Crackdown on the students of Jamia Millia Islamia, posted a question on social media urging her friends from the fraternity to tweet or message Prime Minister Narendra Modi by condemning the actions taken by the police.

Soni Razdan had also once opined how she will believe she would be better off living in Pakistan, which was said in light of the situation in India.

Have a look at the tweet here:

Alia Bhatt and her citizenship

Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan have a British citizenship. The mother-daughter duo cannot vote during elections in India. Earlier, Alia has expressed about hoping to have a dual citizenship as she would love to vote.

Both Alia and Soni were brutually trolled over their citizenship back then.

The highly-anticipated film Darlings marks Alia Bhatt’s debut as a producer and her second collaboration with Vijay Varma after Gully Boy. Are you rooting for Darlings?

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Sara Ali Khan recalls old memories of shooting Kedarnath with Sushant Singh Rajput as film turns 5

The actor posted a clip of BTS shots from the making of her debut film on Instagram today afternoon when she was in Kedarnath.



2018 saw the release of Kedarnath, which introduced actor Sara Ali Khan to the glamorous world of Bollywood. Surprisingly, on December 7, the film, in which Sushant Singh Rajput also starred, celebrates its fifth anniversary of release.

Sara seemed to have been thrilled about the occasion because she wrote a long statement and included a reel of BTS (Behind the scenes) photos from the film’s shooting. In her lengthy post, the actor talked about how she got started in the business five years ago and reminisced about working on the project with fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Khan posted a clip of BTS shots from the making of her debut film on Instagram today afternoon when she was in Kedarnath. She also wrote a long statement in which she described working with her co-actor Sushant Singh Rajput and how he patiently supported her when she was first starting out in the business.

Sharaing the video Sara said, her inquisitive and enthusiastic queries to Sushant regarding how she can improve, his selfless and unwavering assistance & backing, delving deeper into Kedarnath’s past by remembering how the movie first presented her five years prior. She also expressed her gratitude to director Abhishek Kapoor for presenting her with the idea.

Five years ago, Sara Ali Khan made her cinematic debut. And she would gladly live every second of this movie over again on any given day. The actor also said she is grateful because Gattu Kapoor and Kanika Dhillon gave her Mukku. Salutations to Bholenath. She is grateful to Kedarnath for making her what she is today. 7.12.2018 April mein aati hoon, she added.

Fans rushed to her post’s comment area, expressing a plethora of comments, while she wrote a lengthy statement recalling the days of the film’s production. Some praised the Sara-Sushant duo, while others referred to her first project as extra special.

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Koffee With Karan 8: Kiara Advani reveals Sidharth Malhotra said Shershaah dialogues while proposing her

In February of this year, Sidharth and Kiara exchanged vows in front of their loved ones and close friends.



After much waiting, Kiara Advani finally revealed all the facts of her actor husband Sidharth Malhotra’s romantic proposal on Koffee With Karan (KWK) season 8 episode 7. She and Vicky Kaushal, her co-star in Govinda Naam Mera, talked about their individual love lives while sharing the KWK couch.

Speaking of Sidharth’s proposal, Kiara disclosed that he asked her to marry him using a passage from their 2021 movie Shershaah.

Kiara Advani revealed to have sensed that Sidharth was going to propose the question while she was visiting Rome with his family. She claimed that before he proposed to her, she had asked for her parents’ approval.

The Good News actor explained how it went, saying, well, it was the first place they went to on that trip. His nephew, who was meant to take pictures and record the moment, accompanied them when he took her to Michelin-starred restaurant.

Kiara said she was tired because she just landed and came along for the ride with them. She was really very tired. Additionally, he planned the works. He’s done this dinner under the candles on top. After supper, they returned. Sid took her on a stroll when all of a sudden a violinist appears from the bushes and begins to perform. His nephew then stealthily recorded their video from the bushes, and Sid got down on one knee and pops the question. She felt so overwhelemed. Then he begins reciting Shershaah’s lines. Dilli ka sidha sadha launda hu (I am a simple boy from Delhi) he recited, laughing at the entire Shershaah dialouges.

In February of this year, Sidharth and Kiara exchanged vows in front of their loved ones and close friends. The couple’s dreamy royal wedding took place at Jaisalmer’s Suryagarh Palace, and it was followed by receptions in Mumbai and Delhi. Manish Malhotra, Juhi Chawla, Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput, and other chosen guests attended the closely guarded wedding.

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Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone starrer Fighter teaser to drop on December 8

Sharing the post on the Instagram he captioned, locked. Loaded. Ready to drop tomorrow, he further added.



Siddharth Anand’s Fighter is a movie that has been much anticipated. Fans are even more interested by the new-look posters of Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and Hrithik Roshan that have already sparked excitement on the internet.

However, the announcement of the teaser’s release date has increased fan excitement as the makers are now prepared to immerse everyone in the Spirit of Fighter.

A while back, the director of Fighter, Siddharth Anand, teased the fans on his Instagram page with a short clip of video showing a radiogram exchange between squadron leaders Patty, played by Hrithik Roshan, and Minni, played by Deepika Padukone. The exchange contains a very important spoiler, namely the teaser’s release date of December 8 at 11 a.m.

Sharing the post on the Instagram he captioned, locked. Loaded. Ready to drop tomorrow, he further added.

Soon after the news was released, delighted fans couldn’t stop talking about it. All the very best sir, a fan remarked. Can’t wait sir, another user commented. Salutations, Jai Hind. And voices of our Three Fighters was written by a third enthusiast. Others also gave the positive rection on the post.

Significantly, the first look posters for the lead were released by the team a few days ago. They revealed that Anil Kapoor would be portraying group captain Rakesh Jai Singh, aka Rocky, while Hrithik Roshan would play a squadron pilot named Shamsher Pathania, aka Patty, Deepika Padukone would also play a squadron pilot named Minal Rathore, aka Minni.

To create an unforgettable experience, this aerial hard-core action-adventure picture will be distributed in 3D and IMAX 3D. An insider claims, it’s an aerial action entertainer made for a big screen experience, with the goal being to immerse viewers in the world of this heart-pounding movie. On January 25, 2024, the eve of India’s 75th Republic Day, Fighter would be released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D, according to a source with knowledge of the plans.

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