Even after a week into its launch, the trailer of upcoming Bollywood film "Besharam" starring Ranbir Kapoor continues to draw ire from Shah Rukh and Salman Khan's strong fan following.
The "Besharam" trailer has fetched over 6,000 dislikes post its release on 30 July. The viewership has crossed the three million mark.
Fans of the superstar duo had gone into frenzy after the trailer was unveiled, alleging that the young star was mocking the two actors in the film.
The promo shows Ranbir rendering Shah Rukh's famous song "Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam'" from the film "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ) and he is seen urinating in mustard fields, depicting the scenario in which the actual song was shot.
Also, Ranbir's dialogue with reference to Salman's role of Chulbul Pandey from the film "Dabangg" has irked Shah Rukh and Salman's fans. In the promo of "Besharam" Ranbir is heard saying, "Naam Chulbul rakhne se, koi Dabangg nai banjaata."
Ranbir, who garnered excellent reviews for his performance in several films including "Rockstar", "Barfi" and "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", has left several people upset with his frolics in the film.
Many have lashed out at Ranbir, but "Besharam" director Abhinav Kashyap backed the young actor saying, "I have just two moments - one from my own film Dabangg. In one scene, Rishi Kapoor who plays a cop is called Chulbul so Ranbir says 'sirf naam Chulbul hone se koi Dabangg nahi ban jaata'. And the other where Ranbir is shown taking a leak in the fields and humming Tujhe Dekha Toh... I have taken the rights to the song," DNA reported.
"There is nothing offensive, the film is about an irreverent guy. Some fans have taken it personally and are coming up with atrocious comments. We are not perturbed by it," he added.
"Besharam" also stars newcomer Pallavi Sharda in the female lead and Ranbir's parents - Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh.