'Boycott Mirzapur 2' trends once again over Ali Fazal's old tweet on CAA-NRC protests

Trailer of the anticipated web series ‘Mirzapur 2’ finally released on Tuesday after almost a year-long wait, with adequate violence and drama duly in place.

Following the usual norm, a section of netizens on Twitter began trending “boycott Mirzapur 2”, citing a 2019 tweet by actor Ali Fazal, who essays the role of Guddu Pandit in the series.

In the tweets, the 'Fukrey' actor appears to be talking about the CAA-NRC protests.

Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control, leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.

One of the tweets from the screenshots that are doing rounds on the micro-blogging site, read, "Protests: Suru Majboori Mein Kiye Thhey, Ab Maja Aa Raha Hai!!!"

Here are some reactions to the same.

This is the second time social media is witnessing the boycott trend. Earlier, it took place in August, when the makers announced the premiere date for season 2.

The trailer of 'Mirzapur 2' begins with Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi) saying: "Jo aaya hai, woh jaayega bhi, bas marzi humari hogi. Gaddi pe chahe hum rahe ya Munna, niyam same hoga (Whoever comes, will certainly leave, but according to my wish. Whoever sits on the throne, whether it is me or Munna, the rules will be the same)."

In the clip, we also see Shweta Tripathi (Golu) in a fierce gun-totting avatar, as she promises to rule Mirzapur.

Season one finished with the death of two important characters -- Bablu Pandit (Vikrant Massey) and Sweety Gupta (Shriya Pilgaonkar) -- and the upcoming season is all about revenge. Guddu Pandit (Ali Fazal) and Golu (Shweta) will be seen locking horns with Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi) and his son Munna Tripathi ( Divyendu Sharma).

Set in Uttar Pradesh, the web series also features Rasika Duggal, Vijay Verma, Rajesh Tailang, Sheeba Chadha, Priyanshu Painyuli and Isha Talwar.

Vijay, who was not a part of the season 1, expressed his happiness on joining the cast in the second season.

"I was a big fan of the show and used to ask, 'when will Mirzapur 2 come?'. Luckily, after 'Gully Boy', makers approached me and gave me an opportunity to be a part of the show," Vijay said during the trailer launch of "Mirzapur 2" on Tuesday.

Divyendu admitted that shoot of Mirzapur was dark and intense for him.

"Mirzapur gets so intense and dark at times that it becomes important to breathe a little fresh air. So, apart from showcasing the bad, villainous qualities of Munna, I also tried to show his humane side to the audience," he said.

‘Mirzapur 2’ will stream on Amazon Prime Video from October 23.

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