The much-anticipated trailer for the second season of popular web series Mirzapur was dropped on October 6. But soon after the three-minute clip went viral, #BoycottMirzapur2 started trending in India because of a doctored tweet.
Actor Ali Fazal, who plays Guddu in the show, had tweeted in 2019 about the protests against the CAA (Citizen Amendment), which was passed in December last year and had prompted outrage in India. “Protests: Shuru majboori mein kiye thhey, per ab maza arha hai!! (Protests: started due to helplessness, but now it’s exciting).” The tweet is Fazal’s own dialogue from Mirzapur.
People now, however, have been sharing a doctored image with the tweet and calling for the show’s boycott.