Thackeray: Richa Chadha calls her Gangs of Wasseypur co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui 'bipolar' post trailer release
Within hours of Thackeray's trailer's release, the Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer received criticism from social media users as well as members of the film fraternity for glorifying hate speech against certain communities. Richa Chadha, who played Nawazuddin's mother in Gangs of Wasseypur was also of the same view.
Referencing the Nawazuddin's character Faisal in the film, the actress tweeted, "Our Faisal turned out bipolar!"
अरे ई हमरा फैजल तो बाईपोलर निकला बे !
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) December 27, 2018
Previously, Tamil and Telugu actor Siddharth had also shared his opinion of the trailer on Twitter. He slammed the film for a dialogue spoken by Nawazuddin in a recreation of Bal Thackeray's speech. Siddharth wrote that the film romanticised the political leader for his hateful stance against the South Indian community and promoted propaganda.
Nawazuddin has repeated 'Uthao lungi bajao pungi' (lift the lungi and *'#$ him) in the film #Thackeray. Clearly hate speech against South Indians... In a film glorifying the person who said it! Are you planning to make money out of this propaganda? Stop selling hate! Scary stuff! — Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 26, 2018
Poetic justice is when a Muslim actor from UP gets to play the part of the revered Marathi bigot in a propaganda film.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 26, 2018
Similarly, prior to Thackeray's trailer launch, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) objected to three dialogues in the film. While one alluded to a reference to South Indians in the film, the other is related to Babri Masjid.
Thackeray, also stars Amrita Rao as Balasaheb's wife Meenatai. Directed by Abhijit Panse, the film is slated to hit the screens on 23 January, 2019
Updated Date: Dec 30, 2018 12:15:09 IST