Shah Rukh Khan starrer Zero is this year’s much-anticipated movie and that was pretty clear from the reactions given by fans on its trailer. There is no doubt that people are eagerly waiting for this movie to hit the theaters. It is slated to release on December 21, 2018. Be it for its VFX, or never-seen-before avatars of Anushka Sharma, SRK, and Katrina Kaif, the film has all the elements to amaze the audience. Given that SRK will be seen as a dwarf, the audience is eager to grasp any news about the movie. Thus, the fake reviews of Zero became viral instantly.
Wondering what is this deal with the fake reviews of Zero? Let us give you a glimpse of what we are talking about and you will understand.
Done with #Zero screening.
It’s beautifully written, acted & crafted movie. It’s certainly one of the best movies of the year. Everything’s in place: the direction, cinematography,VFX,music & especially acting.#ZeroReview– Complete family entertainer with emotions as its USP
— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachapra) December 19, 2018
Yes, this tweet seems to be from one of the famous film critics of the nation Anupama Chopra. Initially, people couldn’t believe it was fake, but later she posted another tweet to clear out the confusion.
— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachopra) December 20, 2018
She is not the only one from whose false accounts the fake reviews of Zero were posted. Let’s start with the tweet from a handle impersonating film trade analyst Komal Nahta.
ZERO has been watched. It is an entertaining saga that blends emotions, humour and drama in adequate doses. It is powerful, engaging, emotional as well as compelling. The combination of SRK & Aanand L Rai works like a dream. Full review on ETC tomorrow.
— Komal Nahta (@KomaINaahta) December 19, 2018
Here is a twitter handle claiming to be Taran Adarsh
All that glitters is NOT gold… Holds true for #Zero… Some engrossing moments in the first hour, that’s about it… Formula-ridden plot, screenplay of convenience, shoddy direction are the main culprits… 👎👎👎#ZeroReview pic.twitter.com/5Vq4h0hhrF
— Taran Adarsh (@Taran_aadaarsh) December 19, 2018
Following this, the character of Bauua Singh from the movie, who has a Twitter handle too, posted a witty comment addressing the issue of fake reviews of Zero. This is what he said:
Ama yaar abhi tak picture humne kisi ko dikhayi nahi, ye review kahan se aa gaye? 🤔 Itta bhi mat pheko ki lapeta hi na jaaye!@iamsrk @AnushkaSharma #KatrinaKaif @aanandlrai @RedChilliesEnt @cypplOfficial
— Bauua (@BauuaSingh) December 19, 2018
Naturally, the netizens started showering comments! While some were praising SRK’s character from Zero, others were condemning the act. Here’s what they said:
Pehli Baar aap pe pyaar aaya.
— Zero In Cinemas. (@Nishupedia) December 19, 2018
Hahahahaha kya baat kya baat 😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Charu Gulati Srkian (@CharuGulati2) December 19, 2018
Don’t worry we will handle them properly 💪 pic.twitter.com/PeFuy2YHso
— Tanmay D D (@DtanmayD) December 19, 2018
Yeh lo, Seedhi baat no Bakwas 🙏🏼😝
Itna raayta feylake rakh diya inn logon ne ke bechare Bauua Singh ko apne defence mein khud hi baat clear karni padi 😅Log bhi na yaar, ek din reh gaye picture release ke taiyaar hone do Bauua ko kaisi baaton se pareshaan kar rahe ho sab 🤭 pic.twitter.com/uXu1dkKTL9
— ✿ Sнαн Kι Bιωι ✿ ᶻᵉʳᵒ (@JacyKhan) December 19, 2018
Some Ppl Are Doing It For Attention And Some Are Doing It Becoz Chutiyappa Is Their Habit Now.#2DinZeroIn
— Provook (@SarcasticGandu) December 19, 2018
Got to give it to all these fake reviews. They know how to do free promotions and free publicity.
— Syedda Talqueen (@talqueenx) December 19, 2018
Amidst this, there’s a question which keeps on flashing in our mind. Can this be a new-age publicity stunt? With the film scheduled to release on December 21, this kind of harmless controversy will certainly succeed in arresting the attention of the audience.
What do you think? Is this the work of jobless trolls trying their best to stir up the internet or is it the brainchild of some marketing team? Probably, that is something we will never know. However, don’t forget to tell us about your thoughts on the fake reviews of Zero.