Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh doesn’t need any introduction. He enjoys a huge following on the micro-blogging site Twitter which also includes popular Bollywood celebs. The Box Office numbers shared by him are often considered reliable not only by fans but also by celebs. However, he has been trolled by superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s fans for giving poor ratings to Zero. In fact, on Tuesday, the hashtag #PaidCriticTaranAdarsh trended for the whole day. Many of SRK fans tweeted that people should believe the audience who have watched the movie and not anyone else.

Taran gave 1.5 stars to Zero and used words like ‘underwhelming’ while tweeting about its Box Office collection. This didn’t go down well with millions of fans of the actor, who took to the social media to express their anger.

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Taran didn’t share the Monday collection of the film. It is yet to be seen if it had anything to do with the trolling. Till Sunday, the total collection of Zero was Rs 59.07 crore.

Zero featured Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif with SRK. In it, the latter was seen playing the role of a dwarf. Anushka was seen as a scientist suffering from cerebral palsy and Katrina as a superstar. It was directed by Anand L Rai and ever since the trailer was released, people had high expectations from the film. However, it seems to have underperformed as it hasn’t been able to pack a punch at the Box Office. On the other hand, the Hindi version of the Kannada film KGF has continued its winning streak at the Box Office.

The movie will be fighting the battle with Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba which is all set to hit the screens on December 28. Directed by Rohit Shetty, it also features Sara Ali Khan. It will be interesting to see if this affects the business of Zero.