Netizens call Sanjay Dutt the ‘Andrew Tate of Bollywood’

‘Sanjay Dutt was the Andrew Tate before Andrew Tate was even born,’ a Twitter user captioned the actor’s old commercial video.

Netizens call Sanjay Dutt the ‘Andrew Tate of Bollywood’ - f

"I feel like all Bollywood celebs have God syndrome"

Sanjay Dutt’s stance on masculinity in an old advertisement has people calling out the actor for schooling Indian men about their “feminine” attributes as an insult to the “superior race and gender” they are.

The 2008 Haywards 5000 advertisement saw the Munna Bhai MBBS actor talking about the effects of men behaving like ‘behenjis (sissies)” while trolling them for growing their hair or waxing their bodies.

His monologue also directed criticism towards men who care about their looks and bother to groom themselves all of which Sanjay Dutt said posed a threat to men and their “manliness”.

“They (men) want to feel like behenjis. They wear clothes like behenjis, and put on lotions and creams like behenjis.

“Let’s not have anything to do with facial and lip gloss, hand creams, counting calories, flowery perfumes, or flowery anything.

“This is the new kranti (revolution) I want to start for men. It’s called mardangiri (manliness).”

While the advertisement was made more than a decade ago, it manages to enrage social media users each time it comes back.

This time, it was brought back on a Reddit Bollywood group where a user commented:

“Homelander vibes. Lately, I feel like all Bollywood celebs have God syndrome and they act like superheroes from The Boys universe in one way or another.”

Another one was quick to point out the hypocrisy and wrote: “Sanjay Dutt himself had long hair.

“He even wore a bright pink shirt in Munna Bhai. How do these people get away with this sh*t? Behenjis? You’re married to one!”

Taking a jibe at Sanjay Dutt’s apparent lack of self-care, a comment read: “Ok boomer, you didn’t take care of your hair or skin and it shows.”

Another user wanted him “boycotted.” They wrote: “Sanju baba is problematic and should have been boycotted and de-platformed a long time ago.”

Calling him a “wrinkled leather bag,” a user said: “Don’t wear sunscreen too. No wonder he looks like a wrinkled leather bag left out in sun for too long.

“Toxic masculinity will take you nowhere, Sanju Baba.”

A Twitter user shared Sanjay Dutt’s 2010 video comparing him to the infamous influencer Andrew Tate after the latter was removed from TikTok over his “misogynistic” and notorious content that violates the policy of the platform.

Andrew Tate has repeatedly made misogynistic, homophobic, and other harmful comments.

Starting from suggesting that women should “bear responsibility” for being raped, calling them “man’s property” to claiming depression isn’t real, Andrew Tate has said it all.

Ravinder is a Journalism BA graduate. She has a strong passion for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She also likes to watch films, read books and travel.