Boycott Calls for Aamir Khan’s Son's Debut in 'Maharaj' Over Alleged Religious Insensitivities

Social media erupts with hashtags like 'Boycott Netflix' and 'Ban Maharaj Film' over the release of the Bollywood period drama 'Maharaj', starring Junaid Khan, son of Aamir Khan. Accusations of hurting religious sentiments have triggered calls for a ban. The film sets in pre-independent India and follows a significant legal case from 1862.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 13-06-2024 15:47 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 15:47 IST
Boycott Calls for Aamir Khan’s Son's Debut in 'Maharaj' Over Alleged Religious Insensitivities
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Social media was abuzz on Thursday with hashtags such as 'Boycott Netflix' and 'Ban Maharaj Film' calling for the boycott of the upcoming period drama 'Maharaj'. Users claim that the film, due to premiere on Netflix on Friday, is offensive to religious sentiments.

The movie marks the debut of Bollywood star Aamir Khan's son, Junaid Khan. According to the filmmakers, 'Maharaj', set in pre-independent India, centers on the controversial Maharaj Libel Case of 1862, triggered by allegations against a key figure.

Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, 'Maharaj' stars Jaideep Ahlawat and is produced by Aditya Chopra under YRF Entertainment. Notably, the film is being released without promotional teasers or trailers, a strategy that stands out in the industry.

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