The Aam Aadmi Party's Twitter game is strong, but was comparing Arvind Kejriwal to Shah Rukh Khan's character in Baazigar a bad idea?
The BJP certainly seems to think so.
After the party shared a post on Twitter taking a jibe at Delhi BJP leader and Member of Parliament, Manoj Tiwari, the BJP responded saying that whoever was handling the social media account was "writing Arvind Kejriwal’s political obituary".
"SRK was a manipulative villain in the movie who was plotting against Kajol & her family. He killed Kajol's sister. And, in the end, he got killed for his sins," the party wrote.
"Same fate awaits Kejriwal in Delhi!" it concluded.
Now, in case you haven't watched the movie, or can't quite remember the plot, let us briefly recapitulate how things go down.
Khan's character (Ajay Sharma) is driven by a need to avenge his father's death and he will seemingly stop at nothing to get what he wants. He murders Seema, a character played by Shilpa Shetty, who he had claimed to love, and goes on to murder a few others along the course of the movie. This includes two friends of Seema, and finally, her father. He too dies at the end of the movie, seemingly finally at peace.
The other lead character in the movie, Priya (played by Kajol) incidentally is Seema's sister, who Sharma had pretended to be in love with. Her active involvement in the plot aside, she has the misfortune of seeing many people in her life die, even as she tries to investigate and find answers. In the concluding scenes of the movie, she realises that her father is at fault, and then unfortunately is witness to both her father's and Sharma's deaths.
Now, there's definitely more to the movie than what we've just mentioned. After all, it was after all a tremendous success.
But the summarisation given above takes on a greater relevance when we put it in the context of the BJP's tweet.
The BJP is not the only one baffled by this particular tweet. But then again, the internet is nothing if not conflicted. And so, there is naturally a whole variety of reactions.
Take a look: