Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan trended a great deal on internet on Thursday minutes after the film’s trailer was released. In the trailer, Aamir Khan is seen as betraying Indians by assisting the British in taking of Amitabh Bachchan, known as Azad.
Dangal fame Fatima Sana Shaikh too is seen as a warrior on Bachchan’s side, but there is a mystery on whose side Katrina Kaif, a sexy dancer in the film, is. At one point, while face to face with Bachchan, Aamir is seen flaunting his treachery.
Aamir’s dialogue chimed well with many keen observers of the Indian politics as they began to relate this to the current goings on in the country. Divya Spandana, also known as Ramya, took to Twitter to use the screen grab of the trailer to launch a ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
She wrote, “PM Modi to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. #ModiAmbaniRafaleBlockbuster #ThugsOfHindostanTrailer ”
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) September 27, 2018
Spandana’s party, the Congress, has been embarrassing Modi for his alleged role in promoting crony capitalism during the purchase of Rafale fighter jets from France. The Indian government led by Modi has been on the backfoot after former French President Francois Hollande sensationally revealed that the Modi government had insisted on selecting Anil Ambani’s Reliance as the Indian offset partner with the French company Dassault Aviation.
The Congress has accused Modi of masterminding a mega scam to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees by junking the previous deal negotiated by the UPA government to sign a new contract with three time inflated price for each Rafale jet.
Other Twitter users too poked fun at Modi by reminding the prime minister that Thugs of Hindostan was releasing on the date he had announced demonetisation two years ago. His decision to declare 86% of the running currency illegal with just one announcement had left over 200 people killed due to financial distress.
‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is releasing on 8 November, the Demonetisation day.
— परवेज़ M (@VazeIndian) September 27, 2018
The announcement had also impacted the Indian economy adversely.
On Wednesday, Spandana had taken to Twitter to post another tweet targeting Modi a day after she was slapped with a sedition case for calling the prime minister a ‘thief.’ She wrote, “Thank you, guys, for extending your support. And for those who didn’t like the tweet, what can I say? Will keep it ‘classy’ next time. India should do away with the sedition law. It’s archaic and misused. To the folks who filed the FIR — #PMChorHai.”