Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s comeback as a director in Sadak 2 is embroiled in a controversy even before its release. The trailer of Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor starrer released on Wednesday and has been making headlines ever since. Amid all the noise around nepotism and the director’s alleged link in the Sushant Singh Rajput’s case, netizens have made it the most disliked video on YouTube in less than 24 hours of its release.
The trailer has received 5.4 million ‘dislikes’ on YouTube with a massively disproportionate ‘like-dislike’ ratio. With more than 17 million views, only 2,99,000 people have ‘liked’ the trailer. The trailer is currently trending on #1 on Indian YouTube.
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Netizens have been waiting for the film’s release, with campaigns running rampant to make it the most disliked movie of the year. After the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, many high profile celebrities and fans spun out theories blaming the ‘Bollywood mafia’ for the actor’s suicide. Mahesh Bhatt was also one of the bigger names to give their statement to the police in Sushant’s death probe.
A few days before the launch of Sadak 2 trailer, Mahesh Bhatt shared a message to his fans via his elder daughter Pooja Bhatt. “Today as we begin the last leg of our journey. I feel unshackled! I carry no burden, no weight. No reputation to hold on to. No mission to accomplish. Nothing to prove to anyone. If the film works it belongs to all of you. If it does not, it’s mine,” he said.
Sadak 2 is Mahesh Bhatt’s first-time collaboration with daughter Alia Bhatt. The film is a sequel to his 1991 hit Sadak starring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt. Sadak 2 is slated to release on Disney+Hotstar on August 28 due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
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