Mulk director Anubhav Sinha has been at the receiving end from trolls who accuse him of making a movie to please a particular community and if that was not enough, the trollers even went ahead stating the movie is secretly funded by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and some even suggested that the Congress party has a hand in funding the film. However, Anubhav Sinha denied all of those allegations and despite of his denials, the trollers have latched on to him saying that he's running a propaganda machine.
The sad part is that the trolls have taken over the IMDB ratings of Mulk and given poor ratings, making the movie 3.5 out of 10. The director pointed out that paid trolls are behind the poor IMDB ratings and tweeted, "The IMDB rating of Mulk is being attacked. Mulk has received too much love to worry about that. There are more people who love the film. They will respond to you."
His post has turned into a battleground of sorts in the comments section, as several users have mercilessly turned against him with the mosty vile comments ever. A user wrote Anubhav Sinha has no talent as a film-maker and is only surviving through controversy to sell his film. "When a filmmaker has a trite script, poor direction, propaganda and lack confidence, all he thrives on his controversies, paid critic writers, LW ecosystem to make money." Another user wrote, "Ratings don't matter when you have touched the hearts of citizens."
Mulk, starring Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu, became a hot topic as soon as the trailer was out and snowballed into a major controversy after its release and it looks like the trolls will not rest until the movie is out of the theatres. It's close to a week now after its release on August 3, 2018, and Anubhav Sinha is having a tough time in dealing with the trollers and hatred.
However, Anubhav Sinha has stood his ground and repeatedly lashed out at the trollers and called them out for spreading hatred in the name of religion, while his movie is all about promoting friendship between the two religions.