Sadak 2, starring Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt, has been at the centre of controversy even before its release. The ongoing nepotism debate has led viewers to boycott the film. The makers, who were initially not interested to release their film on an OTT platform were forced to do so since theatres don't re-open anytime soon. The Sadak 2 trailer dropped yesterday and it has been ‘disliked’ by YouTube users.
Within 24 hours of the trailer release, the video has become the ‘most disliked’ video on YouTube. Yep, you read that right! As of now, over 15 million people have watched the video, out of which, 4.8 million have disliked it while the number of likes stands at 271K.
The comment section on YouTube is filled with people raging with comments in support of Sushant while others are spitting fire against star kids.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death triggered a debate on nepotism and favouritism in the entertainment industry and this time it doesn't seem to be dying down anytime soon. His fans have alleged that Bollywood ‘insiders’ or the elites of the industry, ostracised him, which drove him to suicide.
That being said, a campaign to make the trailer of Sadak 2 the most disliked video was started by social media users in the days leading up to its release. So much so that hashtags like #BoycottSadak2 also started trending on Twitter. The entire Bhatt clan is being trolled for being the flag bearers of nepotism in Bollywood.
Sadak 2 Is 98% Nepotistic!
For the unversed, the late actor’s brother-in-law, Mayuresh Krishna, launched an app by the name, Nepometer. As the name suggests, the app is developed to point out the proportion of nepotism in a movie. The Mahesh Bhatt-directorial was the first one to be rated on Nepometer and it was found to be 98% nepotistic. Here’s what the tweet read: “#Sadak2 is 98% Nepotistic. We rated it based on 5 categories, Producer, Lead Artists, Supporting Artists, Director & Writer. 4 out of 5 categories have Bollywood Family members. When #nepometer is high it’s time to #boycottbollywood”.
Sadak 2, which is a sequel to the 1991 blockbuster, also stars Pooja Bhatt in a cameo and it is all set to release on Disney+ Hotstar on August 28. The film also stars Makarand Deshpande and Gulshan Grover.