A video showing Ali Fazal standing in strong support of the anti-CAA-NRC(Citizen Amendments Act and National Register of Citizens) from December 2019 has surfaced .It now threatens to put a communal stigma on the second season of Mirzapur .
The first season of Mirzapur in 2017 was a massive hit. Would the eagerly awaited second season of Mirzapur streaming from October 23 suffer on account of actor Ali Fazal’s unambiguous support against the CAA and NRC?
In August and early September ‘Boycott Mirzapur 2’ was trending on social media. The boycott banshee has been quiet in the last one month.
Experts say the boycott voices would resurface closer to the release date of Mirzapur 2 and they could affect the series severely.
One of the prominent members of the Mirzapur cast told this writer that there is some apprehension in the team. “If you see what happened to Deepika Padukone after she stood with JNU students…and she wasn’t even a Muslim. We are expecting some backlash. But we are not talking about it among ourselves.”