With the hate smear campaign started by a certain journalist on Twitter and starting a disgusting hashtag "Canadian C****i Kumar" and supported by many other opportunist journalists, advocates, friends and relatives of SSR, I had to get an opinion from you all about this.
How much does a negative trending hashtag affect the star power of an actor and his upcoming releases?
We have seen what happened to the Khaali Peeli trailer, the Sadak 2 trailer. Even the Laxmmi Bomb motion poster and Bell Bottom teaser received lots of dislikes. Fake Pathan and LB trailer have also received HUGE amount of dislikes. Has the negative social media image prompted the makers of Laxmmi Bomb to hide the likes and dislikes? Hasn't this just made those SSR bots and fans of other actors stronger since the like - dislike ratio can not be seen anymore?
The same can also be observed with the IMDb ratings of films like Khaali Peeli, Sadak 2, Gunjan Saxena. The same will be expected when LB releases. And the inverse is also true for films like Khuda Haafiz and Dil Bechara receiving high ratings.
We have seen in the past how a stars image can go down drastically for that period. because of certain comments, their relations with certain people and other reasons. SRK's comment on intolerance during the time of Dilwale, the entire fiasco of Padmaavat, Deepika going to JNU during Chhapaak. Even Kangana got a lot of attention and free promotion for her film Manikarnika which IMO over performed at the Box Office.
The question is, how much of this anger towards Bollywood actors is real? Are these by bots, other fans who are sadistically happy seeing another star going down or by genuine SSR fans who are demanding justice. And how long will this last? Will Bollywood change completely and lot of people will stop watching films altogether? Or is this all a propaganda by certain people to pull down big stars one at a time?
What are your opinions on this? I have been extremely dizzy ever since the events of last evening and seeing all the people who are joining the bandwagon and trending the above hashtag. Since Twitter is the last place to ask for an opinion, I am asking you all for your genuine reaction.