The online streaming app Hotstar has been in controversy with the release of the web show The Empire. #UninstallHotstar is trending on Twitter. The series is based on the novel “Empire of the Mogul: Raiders from the North” by Alex Rutherford. The show is based on Babur, the ruler of the Mughal Empire. Fans are criticising this show.
Under the Information Technology Rules 2021, the officials had received complaints that the series glorifies Babar. But the officials dismissed it, saying that the series was not celebrating Babar. Hotstar has claimed that there is nothing controversial in the web series.
The trend on social media is #UninstallHotstar.
While on social media, people are posting screenshots of Hotstar being uninstalled. One user wrote – Invaders who destroy and loot India, kill Hindus, convert in the name of intolerant jihad are being glorified in 2021? Is this what we are doing? Shame on you producers, writers, actors.
Yes I have done
— अशोक पासवान (@AshokPa72976701) August 27, 2021
I Request To All Nationalist .
— Rajaram Gurjar (@BjpRajaram99) August 27, 2021
— Raj kumar verma (@Iamrajkumarve) August 27, 2021
— Dinesh Kumar BJP (@DineshBJPindia) August 27, 2021
— OM Prakas Singh (@OmvaaniBjp) August 27, 2021
— अमन सिंह (@Amansingh260999) August 27, 2021
From where this type of seris get fund??
Everyone knows…chamcha giri jho karni hai..
And sicularism may be thus way blooms..😆 pic.twitter.com/1It4ccpRFJ
— Gem of Nationalist and filmy (@Optimismoflove) August 27, 2021
— Rekha Humble (@HumbleRekha) August 27, 2021
— Proud Sanatani Kashyap (@kashyapbabakkc) August 27, 2021
Now it’s Loud and Clear message to hotstar Netflix and movie sponsors if you will promote to Bollywood mafiya and Nepotism Franchises , we will not support you we will boycott you .
— Sanvikha (@Sanvikha2) August 27, 2021
Those invaders who destroyed and looted India, killed Hindus, converted them in the name of their intolerant Jihad are being glorified in 2021?
Is this what we are doing?
— Achintya pandey (अचिन्त्य पांडेय)🇮🇳 (@achintyaapandey) August 27, 2021
At the same time, a user wrote – Hotstar has dismissed the complaints against its web series on Babar. They claimed that they were not glorifying the Islamic invader. I have uninstalled, have you?? Many similar tweets are being made.
Let us tell you that Nikhil Advani has produced the show. The show has stars like Shabana Azmi, Dino Morea, Drishti Dhami, Kunal Kapoor, Aditya Seal, Rahul Dev.