The Ganpati festival began yesterday with all fervour and good vibes celebrated across the country. Bollywood stars like Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan participated in the festival, including South stars like Ram Charan and others put out tweets to wish Ganesh Chaturthi.
Amid all this, netizens were left with a state of sorrow as Ganesh murtis were constructed in Allu Arjun’s Pushpa and Yash’s KGF 2 manner. Pictures of Ganpati placed with a weighted machine gun similar to KGF 2’s Yash Rocky and Bappa showcasing the signature step of Pushpa film’s Allu Arjun went viral.
Netizens pointed out their disagreements with Lord Ganesha being portrayed as the avatar of goons. One of the Twitter users said, “Y’all are okay to see Ganpati as a smuggler and a criminal ? Right because these were not a bollywood movie but south movies. Where is the boycott gang ,will they boycott south movies too?” Another requested Allu Arjun by saying, “u are one of the greatest Actor & have a huge fan following around the globe, may Ganpati Bappa keep showering his blessings on you. However Kindly request your fans to stop making Ganesh Idols in “Pushpa Style”. We consider this as making fun of Ganpati Bappa.”
KGF: Chapter 2 is one of the most leading films of all time in India and the highest-grossing Kannada film in history, which collected ₹1250 crore worldwide, over five times any other Kannada film ever.