Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise has started the debate on nepotism and favouritism in the Bollywood industry. Since then, “fans” have showed their anger on social media. Their cries to bring “justice” to the late actor coincided with the release of Mahesh Bhatt’s upcoming project Sadak 2, the trailer of which is en route to becoming the second-most disliked video on YouTube.
The movie which stars Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, and Aditya Roy Kapur in the lead roles has been heavily panned ever since the first look was launched. But once the trailer was dropped on YouTube, things got a bit nasty. The disgruntled “fans” took over to the video-sharing platform, down voting the movie trailer more than 11 million times in a span of a week. The video is only behind YouTube’s Rewind video which has 18 million dislikes, while Justin Bieber’s “Baby” is only inches ahead with 11.6 million dislikes at #2 spot.
But the furious netizens didn’t stop at that.
The makers of Sadak 2 dropped the track ‘Tum Se Hi’ from the film on India’s 74th Independence Day. The song portrays the proclaimed love between Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur’s characters in the film.
Ankit Tiwari has composed and voiced the song. The lyrics are penned by Shabbir Ahmed.
Following a similar pattern, the song about love soon turned into a display of hate as Sushant Singh Rajput “fans” once again thronged the comments section of video, criticizing the “nepo kids” and downvoting the video.
As of now, ‘Tum Se Hi’ has been “disliked” over a million times on YouTube and could very well enter the infamous list of top-50 disliked videos on the platform.