NEW DELHI: Twitter has been filled with #BoycottThappad as viewers are upset with its lead actor Taapsee Pannu for being involved in the anti-CAA protests. However, Taapsee feels that an actor's opinion on anything should not affect her profession as the movie is much bigger than the actor.
Talking to the Hindustan Times, Pannu expressed that she fails to understand that why would people boycott a movie because of its actor's opinion is different. She said, "I think personal opinions of actors should not affect their profession and I don’t really think it does to an extent. It takes about 1000-2000 tweets to trend a certain hashtag. Does that really affect a film? I don’t think so. I might have different social and political views from a lot of people but that does not mean people will not go and watch the film. An actor is never bigger than a film. A film has hundreds of people involved in it. It is stupid to decide whether or not you will watch a movie based on an actor’s socio-political views."
Seems like Taapsee's "befitting reply" continues!
In December, Taapsee became a part of the Mumbai's protest that showed solidarity with the students of Jamia Milia Islamia. Not only she, but Thappad's director Anubhav Sinha was also in the protest.
Taapsee later also talked about her stand and said that she did not protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act as she has not read the new Citizenship bill but she stood against what happened to the students of the university and the videos that showed that they were beaten up mercilessly were unpleasant.
'Thappad' released on 28th February and has been receiving great response and critical reviews. The movie aims at spreading a social message to all, that domestic violence even in the slightest form is not right. Shivalik Journal also gave a detailed review and we think that the movie should reach masses despite Taapsee's stand on politics.