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Swara Bhasker & The Saga Of #BoycottAmazon; Christopher Nolan Presents 70mm Print Of 2001: A Space Odyssey Trailer

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Actress Swara Bhasker, who condemned the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, is at the receiving end of Hindu nationalists again after the latter resorted to boycotting Amazon company’s app and its ratings. This boycott happened soon after Amazon had a tweet featuring the actress.

The tweet has been deleted since then after several users downrated the app and uninstalled with tweets saying that they would disassociate themselves from a company that features an actress who “offended their religion”. This so-called offence is after Swara and several other actresses shared a photo of them holding a placard with the words: “I am Hindustan. I am ashamed. #JusticeForAasifa.”

Users, including writer Shefali Vaidya who writes for various right-winged websites, threatened to uninstall/downrate Amazon if they continued featuring Swara.

At the same time, there are users who are condemning Amazon for giving into pressure considering.

In a recent interview with IANS, Swara spoke about why despite Bollywood celebrities condemning and initiating a dialogue on the recent rape cases, they still end up getting trolled and hated.

“So many of my friends and colleagues from the film industry participated in it and it was a success. It really brought attention to the issue…and look at the kind of hate that has come to all of us,” she said.

She added:

” Especially from the organised trolls of the Sangh Parivar and BJP itself, the kind of vicious trolling and frankly irrelevant, stupid hateful messages that have been coming. And then you actually ask yourself why Bollywood actors should put themselves out there and become targets of such hateful, horrible paid trolls.”

Offbeat 

Christopher a restored 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Here’s the trailer: 

 

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