Earlier this week the makers of Mirzapur 2 announced its much-awaited release date. The show which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2018 was met with a huge audience and critical acclaim. On Monday, Ali Fazal announced the release date via a special teaser in his voice. However, the show soon began trending for all the wrong reasons as #boycottMirzapur2 began trending on Twitter.
On Tuesday, Twitterati dug up old tweets by the show’s lead actor Ali Fazal during the nationwide CAA-NRC protests. Netizens accused him of igniting mob violence through his tweets in 2019. Ali Fazal was one of the leading voices in the Indian Film Industry to lend his support to the protestors.
One of the tweets by Ali read “Protests: Suru Majboori Mein Kiye Thhey, Ab Maja Aa Raha Hai!!!” This has not gone down well with netizens as they are demanding Mirzapur 2 boycott. A twitter user went on to share screenshots of Fazal’s tweets and wrote: This is the reason, we should boycott mirjapur2 and if you want to watch this don’t watch on amazon prime, watch on telegram #BoycottMirzapur2.”
— Gopal Pandit (@BiharibabuBr26) August 25, 2020
Another fan of Mirzapur 2 wrote that he was really excited about the show but has now changed his mind. “I was really excited for Mirzapur 2 but after this Tweet. I will not watch it. That’s it. #BoycottMirzapur2”
— Sneha Dutta (@the_snehadutta) August 25, 2020
However, a Twitter user by the name ‘@saumyakumary’ has penned a note to all those demanding #boycottMirzapur2. In her note, she jots down three counter questions in relation to the ban.
Check out her post on Mirzapur 2 boycott here:
One of the best web series.
But desh se badhkar kuch nahi. pic.twitter.com/IeavD2Hi3f
— 100mya (@saumyakumary) August 25, 2020
Mirzapur 2 has a star ensemble with Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma, Shweta Tripathi, Rasika Duggal among others. In addition, this season will also include Vijay Varma, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Isha Talwar. The show will premiere on Amazon Prime Videos in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil