Takht is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Even before the film moves into its production phase, the Karan Johar directorial has dragged itself into a lot of controversies. From rumours about it being shelved to being asked as to why Karan is making a film like this at times when Islamophobia is at its peak in the country, the film has seen it all.
But it looks like the troubles are not over for the film yet. Takht‘s writer Hussain Haidry’s post about a certain section of people has piqued Twitteratis hatred towards the writer. Twitter users are now demanding Karan to remove Hussain from the film as he referred to Hindus as ‘terrorists.’ #BoycottTakht is also trending on social media.
Hussain Haidry had tweeted, “Use these words. Words are important. Hindu Terrorist. Hindu Terrorist. Hindu Terrorist. Hindu Terrorist. Hindu Terrorist. Hindu Terrorist. Hindu Terrorist. Hindu Terrorist. Hindu Terrorist.” This reaction came after he was reportedly incited by some alleged attacks made by extremist Hindu parties over minorities in recent times.
Politics is one topic that grabs the most eyeballs and right-winged people did not take this well. The writer was slammed for his extremely inappropriate post and was demanded to be removed from Karan Johar’s Takht. People called the team of Takht as ‘Bollywood Terrorist’ and one user went on to even say, “These jokers @karanjohar & @DharmaMovies use him as a writer for thier movie #Takht. Who abuses Hindus, Hinduism & Bharat day & night #BoycottTakht #Takht”
Use Two Words for Bollywood
— #CongressMuktBharat (@sagenaradamuni) February 24, 2020
Another user wrote, “Hey @DharmaMovies this Man who is on Your Payroll is abusing Hind Dharma day-n-night. So we are Boycotting Your Movie #BoycottTakht… @karanjohar @smritiirani”
— હાર્દિક 🇮🇳 हार्दिक🇮🇳 Hardik🇮🇳 (@TweetofHardik) February 24, 2020
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This guy is the writer of Movie Takht.
But Shameless Hindus Like @karanjohar is Still Doing Movie With This Mofo 😬And Shameless Hindus Will Watch This Movie In Theaters 😷#BoycottTakht #takht pic.twitter.com/zu0Jq1sxXN
— Ｒ⎊ＭＥＯ👑 (@Akshays_Storm) February 24, 2020
Just wanted to your stand on this tweet by your employer @hussainhaidry
With no response, we are certainty going to #boycotttakht .
Anyways most of bollywood movies always show muslim as being victim but this kind of hinduphobic guy is one notch up… https://t.co/Q8jkFqSilH
— नितिन 🇮🇳 (@nitinsanodiya) February 24, 2020
Even though i like @RanveerOfficial & @aliaa08 but this time i'm gonna Boycott Takht … Ase anti national ko director rakhta he #KaranJohar shame on you…nikal pahli fursat me!!#BoycottTakht pic.twitter.com/TTKwAFe0IR
— axay patel🔥🔥 (@akki_dhoni) February 24, 2020
Those ppl who write such things about #Hindus
can't write good things also in movies for us. So pls don't watch & #BoycottTakht now we all #hindus have to do such stuff & boycott everyone who disrespect us & defame our religion. #ShameOnYou@karanjohar @DharmaMovies pic.twitter.com/bPuiJeaUUt
— Gaurav Sharda (@gauravsharda6) February 24, 2020
— Bhatka 9Jawan (@gaurhitesh) February 24, 2020
— Hydrographer (@i__Hydrographer) February 24, 2020
— यथार्थवादी (@samay69319595) February 24, 2020
— Jiten Gajaria (@jitengajaria) February 24, 2020
Post the outrage that Hussain received over his tweet, the writer has kept his Twitter account private. His tweets cannot be seen without his approval now.
Takht has a stellar ensemble cast which consists of Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Bhumi Pednekar. The film is scheduled to release during Christmas 2021.