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'RRR' actress Alia Bhatt faces boycott calls in a big way


'RRR' actress Alia Bhatt awaits the OTT release of her next film, 'Darlings'. The Hindi-language film is going to stream on Netflix from August 5.

#BoycottAliaBhatt has been trending on Indian Twitter on Thursday. Netizens are angry with the 'Brahmastra' actress for doing a film that allegedly normalizes domestic violence.

As noted by a website in its trailer review, "Badrunissa Shaikh (Alia Bhatt) beats her husband Hamza Shaikh (Vijay Raaz) violently and repeatedly, all of which is supposed to be revenge for" the latter abusing her in the past.

Domestic violence scenes in the neo-noir dark comedy are played by laughs. Netizens are miffed with the trailer of the film and are pre-judging the content of the film based on the trailer.