Akshay Kumar Starrer Mission Mangal Sparks Controversy Over a Religious Scene,   Twitterati Trend #BoycottMissionMangal Calling it 'Anti-Hindu'
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Akshay Kumar's recent release Mission Mangal has hit the screens this Independence Day. The film which retells the story of India's successful mars mission, Mangalyaan also stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Keerti Kulhari and Nithya Menen in lead roles. The film has taken off to positive reviews from critics but has run into problems for one scene that deals with religion. Given the current times, most films run into controversies ahead of their film's release. Not even a day after, Twitter was buzzing with #BoycottMissionMangal after a few uses discussed how a particular scene in the film is anti-Hindu. Mission Mangal Movie Review: Vidya Balan Is the True Hero in Akshay Kumar’s Engaging Ode to ISRO’s Mangalyaan Saga.

It all started after columnist and author Sanjay Dixit took to Twitter saying, "Akshay Kumar turns into a Islamist proselytiser" in the film. He tweeted about a scene in the film that apparently has one of the woman scientist’s son converting to Islam. Dixit tweeted, "Nationalist rock star @akshaykumar turns into an Islamist proselytiser. His latest ‘Mangal Yaan’ has the lead woman scientist’s son converting to Islam, growing beard, doing Namaz and calling Lord Ganesha useless god. Hindus depicted negatively. Dubai funding trumps nationalism.". Mission Mangal Box Office Prediction: Akshay Kumar's Multi-Starrer To Rake in Over Rs 20 Crore on the Opening Day? Find Out!

Check out Sanjay Dixit's tweet on Mission Mangal here:

The tweet soon went viral after several users who were yet to even catch the film started sharing the tweet with the hashtag #BoycottMissionMangal. According to Dixit's tweet, the film ridiculed a Hindu God in one of the dialogues.

Here's another tweet from the #BoycottMissionMangal thread:

Another user who commented on the film's religious scene wrote, “Watched Mission Mangal y’day.Good film. But its not so subtle ‘Hinduism ridicule-worthy, Islam cool’ was repulsive. Son of female scientist (ritualistic Hindu) starts reading Quran, Urdu bcoz wants to emulate the converted Rahman. But Brahmin scientist can’t think beyond kundlis.”

Akshay and other stars from the film are yet to react to this latest controversy that their film has landed in. Apart from Mission Mangal, John Abraham's Batla House is also releasing in theatres on August 15.