In her latest tweet, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has slammed crime thriller web series Mirzapur for "glorifying criminals." She said the show is presenting villains as anti-heroes and also mentioned how 'Bullywood' is causing more damage than good.
"This is what happens when you glorify criminals, when negative and dark characters are played by good looking young men and are shown as anti-heroes, not villains. Then this is the result. Shame on Bullywood for causing more damage than good, always," Ranaut wrote, alongside a news piece stating that a man committed murder after watching Mirzapur 2.
Prior to Ranaut's tweet, Anupriya Patel, the Apna Dal MP from Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur district, had also criticised the web series alleging that it was maligning the image of the region by portraying it as a "violent" one. As per a report in IANS, she also demanded a ban on Mirzapur 2, alleging that it was spreading ethnic disharmony.
This is what happens when you glorify criminals, when negative and dark characters are played by good looking young men and they are shown as anti heroes not villlains then this is the result, shame on Bullywood for causing more damage than good always... https://t.co/zlnPam1a8L— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 31, 2020
In their recent interviews, actors Ali Fazal and Divyenndu admitted being scared that the viewers might get inspired by his character. In a conversation with News18, Divyenndu said, "I definitely feel scared because the kind of messages that I receive from fans are often very influenced. I was recently shooting in Benaras when two 13 or 14-year-old boys came to me and said, ‘Thank you sir, aap logon se bahut inspire hote hain Mirzapur mein.’ So, I got a little scared and started wondering whether they were getting inspired by my character or me."
Whereas Fazal told Zoom that there is a lot of violence on the show and seeing young boys sharing images it disturbs him. He suggested using the abuse sparingly.
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