The News Minute editor trolled, abused for comparing SRK-Anushka's Jab Harry Met Sejal with Vijay's Sura

FP Staff

Aug,09 2017 19:39 28 IST

Imtiaz Ali's Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer has brought upon a wave of trolls and memes on social media with people often claiming it to be the "worst movie" coming out of Ali's banner.

Jab Harry Met Sejal (JHMS) released globally on 4 August, last week, and received a lot of flak both from the audience as well as the film critics.

Dhanya Rajendran. Image via Facebook

Dhanya Rajendran. Image via Facebook

While there are benchmarks being constantly set and broken regarding the worst films so far, JHMS might soon (or probably already has) find a place on the list. Recently, journalist Dhanya Rajendran tweeted to say Jab Harry Met Sejal was worse than Tamil superstar Vijay's Sura, that was released in 2010.

What followed next was a barrage of hate messages, abuses, trolls and threats. The Indian Express, in one of its reports suggests that there were more than 30,000 tweets targeting the journalist with the hashtag, #PublicityBeepDhanya.

On reporting this to Twitter,  the hashtag was blacklisted.

Explaining this, Rajendran told The Indian Express, "Twitter India blacklisted the hashtag immediately after I pointed out to them that they can’t talk about security for women when there is a hashtag that is an abuse trend. My only problem is I have access to Twitter people, so I could do it. What about so many others who don’t?"

Rajendran pointed out that the entire trolling was an organised and planned activity; she shared tweets that were sent to her at 5.40 pm, much before the hashtag started trending.

According to a report by NDTV, four people have been charged of threatening and abusing the journalist on Twitter. Investigators are trying to identify who tweeted those vulgar posts using aliases or fake profiles.

Although some of them have already deleted their accounts, the authorities are using conventional means to detect the faulty profiles. A case has also been reportedly booked under the IT Act, the Indecent Representation of Women Act and many others, reports NDTV.