Why is '#KeralaBoycottLEO' Trending on Twitter?
Thalapathy Vijay, a revered figure in Tamil Nadu, particularly among cinema enthusiasts, enjoys an unwavering and dedicated fanbase, a testament to his hard-earned success.
Recently, the 49-year-old actor demonstrated his commitment to social causes by establishing the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam. Through this platform, he has recognized and rewarded deserving students with cash prizes and appreciation certificates.
Expanding his digital presence, Vijay made his debut on Instagram, which received an overwhelming response. As he shared a picture from the sets of his upcoming film 'Leo,' fans flooded his account with likes, follows, and comments, making him the fastest Indian to reach 9 million followers on the platform.
However, a trending hashtag on Twitter, "#KeralaBoycottLEO," has gained attention. This trend appears to stem from alleged instances of Vijay's fans targeting Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and the Kerala film industry without apparent cause.
Some Twitter users from Kerala have expressed their intent to boycott films starring Vijay in response to these actions.
#KeralaBoycottLEO— Satheesh (@Satheesh_2017) September 22, 2023
Degrading Mohanlal is like degrading the Entire malayalam film industry. THE COMPLETE ACTOR is not only the pride of kerala, but for the entire nation.
Disrespecting such a legendary actor is totally unacceptable
Most toxic Fans Club - Immature VIJAY fans ! pic.twitter.com/N2a1mh8wYV
#Lalettan fans will fully boycott all movies starring vijay & Not only us , ENTIRE KERALA PEOPLE WILL BOYCOTT .. True keralites will against Leo !!!!— ജെയിംസ് കുട്ടി (@PakkiriOfficial) September 22, 2023
Its not a comedy statement !
You will see it #KeralaBoycottLeo pic.twitter.com/5qqOJf0btf
Nonetheless, anticipation for 'Leo' remains high, with the recently released Hindi poster sparking excitement among Vijay's dedicated fanbase. Just days earlier, Tamil and Telugu posters for the film were also unveiled, generating enthusiasm among cinema enthusiasts.
After the captivating initial reveal and announcement video, fans have eagerly awaited glimpses of the film, and their patience has been rewarded.
The Telugu poster carries the tagline 'Keep calm and avoid the battle,' while the Tamil version encourages you to 'Keep calm and prepare for battle.' In the Hindi poster, Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt makes an appearance, and the tagline boldly declares, 'Keep calm and face the devil.' The poster vividly depicts Vijay's character in a fierce struggle, aggressively confronting Sanjay Dutt's antagonist by gripping his neck.
The Countdown To Thalapathy Vijay's 'Leo'
Thalapathy Vijay's fans are counting down the days until the release of 'Leo.' Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film is set to hit screens on October 19, 2023, coinciding with Dussehra, on a global scale. With Thalapathy Vijay in the lead, 'Leo' promises to be an adrenaline-pumping thriller. The ensemble cast includes Sanjay Dutt, Trisha, Arjun Sarja, Gautham Menon, Mysskin, and Priya Anand, each portraying pivotal roles. The screenplay is a collaborative effort by Rathna Kumar and Deeraj Vaidy, alongside Lokesh Kanagaraj.
Advance bookings for the film have already commenced in many regions, highlighting the immense anticipation surrounding its release. Additionally, the audio launch is scheduled for September 30 at Chennai's Nehru Indoor Stadium. As the release date approaches, 'Leo' starring Thalapathy Vijay continues to stoke excitement and anticipation among fans worldwide.
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