Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's 'Raksha Bandhan' and Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha' are facing the boycott trend on social media with trolls claiming that the people involved in both films have in the past made anti-national comments.
Akshay and the team of Raksha Bandhan have been promoting the film across the country. Reacting to the ongoing boycott trend in India, Akshay said during a promotional event in Kolkata, "If you don`t feel like watching the movie, then don't. It's a free country and the film is out there, so if someone wants to watch it or not, it's up to them. I would like to tell you, no matter which industry it is, be it the clothing industry, film industry or anything else, all of this help the economy. But doing things like boycotting movies, it doesn`t make sense."
Directed by Aanand L Rai, Raksha Bandhan featuring Akshay in the lead role alongside Bhumi Pednekar, also stars Sadia Khateeb, Sahil Mehta, Sahejmeen Kaur, and Deepika Khanna among others is slated for its theatrical release on 11 August.
A few days earlier, Aamir too expressed his views about the ongoing Boycott trend in India.
"That Boycott Bollywood... Boycott Aamir Khan... Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha... I feel sad also because a lot of people who are saying this in their hearts believe I am someone who doesn`t like India... In their hearts they believe that... And that`s quite untrue. I really love the country... That`s how I am. It is rather unfortunate if some people feel that way. I want to assure everyone that it`s not the case so please don`t boycott my films, please watch my films," Aamir said.