The first look poster of 'Thalaivi' starring Kangana Ranaut as late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, was launched on Saturday. Since then, many users on Twitter started trolling the actress over a bas prosthetic make-up look calling her potato and various other names.
Kangana's sister, Rangoli Chandel, who has always stood beside her finally hit it back on the trolls by calling them a 'samosa gang' and their opinions 'inconsequential.'
She said on Twitter "Anyone who has got eyes can see the brilliance of prosthetic work baki samosa gang is there jo din ko raat aur raat ko din kehte hain, they are inconsequential."
Anyone who has got eyes can see the brilliance of prosthetic work baki samosa gang is there jo din ko raat aur raat ko din kehte hain, they are inconsequential ?? https://t.co/WeCrPjYlAg— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) November 25, 2019
Earlier, many social media addicts dismissed the poster merely with LOL emojis, while others were more expressive with words.
While it's not clear why she used the phrase samosa gang, it ought to be remembered that the term 'samosa or rice-bag convert' is often used to mock a lower-caste Hindu who has converted to Christianity. It's however, not clear if that's who Rangoli was mocking.
They came to us, gave us 'samosa' & told us to convert for children's education. A man saw all of this & intervened. As soon as this happened 'Father' changed his clothes. Police was called. Many,including my daughter,started feeling dizzy after consuming 'samosa': Maya, resident pic.twitter.com/Z5jVevzEjC— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 9, 2018
Here are some of the tweets which mocked Kangana's prosthetics and looks in the poster:
On one side we have Bhumi pednekar who gained her weight with so perfection and Hardwork for just a normal entertainment movie.— Kabir (@____________HRX) November 23, 2019
On other side , #KanganaRanaut using cheap VFX and fat suit for biopic on legendary Amma. This is a insult to Amma. shame ??#Thalaivi #jayalalitha pic.twitter.com/FxPJFLf7FE
Is that? Anil Kapoor? In Badhai Ho Badhai? ?#Thalaivi— Arpit Singh Badonia (@AB_arpit) November 23, 2019
Produced by Vishnu Vardhan Iduri and Shaailesh R Singh and directed by Vijay, Thalaivi is scheduled to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on 26th June 2020.