Pakistani Twitter criticises SRK's Netflix series for stereotyping Muslims
The trailer for the Netflix series, 'Bard of Blood', produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, was released yesterday.
The seven-episode thriller series is based on a 2015 book of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi. The trailer starts with the capture of some Indian spies in Balochistan and that's how things go downhill from there.
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In a recent tweet, Shah Rukh Khan described it as "a thrilling tale of espionage, vengeance, love, and duty".
At a time like this, when tensions are at an all-time high between India and Pakistan and inaccurate depictions on media can do some serious harm, it is irresponsible to promote content which paints out Muslims and Pakistanis as terrorists instead of portraying them with some nuance.
Not to mention, this is a plot we've seen a million times before; at least get a little creative.
Audiences on Twitter are also not very pleased with the trailer:
This Twitter user spoke the truth
Mehwish was definitely spot on in her speech about how Bollywood needs to stop fueling Islamophobia
Seriously, WHEN will they stop stereotyping Muslims in their films?
You tell 'em, Mansha Pasha.
We expected better from you, SRK but at this point, we can't really say we're surprised.