In a shocking turn of events, Jackky Bhagnani's "Youngistaan" has been selected for the Oscars as an independent entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Directed by Syed Ahmad Afzal, the story follows a young software developer who succeeds his father as the Prime Minister of India. The challenges he faces and how his personal life makes it to the juicy tabloid columns is what forms the crux of the story.
Starring Neha Sharma and Farooq Sheikh in key roles, the movie was panned by critics nationwide at the time of its release. However, ever since the news of its selection for the prestigious award broke out, Bollywood enthusiasts have taken to social media to troll the lead actor and the film.
Here are some of the funny tweets:
Himanshu Gupta: Who nominated #Youngistaan for oscars? Is he the same person who voted for Rakhi Sawant.
Mihir Bijur: Jackky Bhagnani should attribute his Oscar entry to the extra 'k' in his name. There is no other explanation to it.
Manish Misra: Congratulations Jacky Bhagnani for Oscars nomination. Hard Luck Uday Chopra and Dino Morea !
Mr PerFAKEtionist: Jackky Bhagnani's 'Youngistaan' in the Oscar race.Now Nobel Foundation shd consider Rahul Gandhi for his thesis on Escape Velocity #Physics
Joy: Jackky Bhagnaani's Youngistaan is not India's Official Entry for Oscar. It is Private entry. Let Jury watch. Why should only Indians Suffer
Interestingly, this isn't the first time that the actor is being trolled on Twitter. After Pakistani social activist Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the actor committed a major faux pas by mentioning her as 'masala' on his Twitter handle. This error cost Bhagnani a lot as he became a target on social media and was made fun of by the netizens.