Thackeray: Tamil actor Siddharth criticises biopic for recreating 'hate speech against South Indians'

FP Staff

Dec 27, 2018 10:38:57 IST

Tamil actor Siddharth, in a series of tweets, slammed the Thackeray biopic, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. Siddharth criticised the film for romanticising the leader's hate speech against the South Indian community.

The actor raised objections against a dialogue spoken by Nawazuddin in a recreation of Balasaheb's speech.

Balasaheb, who started out as a cartoonist and later became a politician, in his many speeches and columns in Sena's publication Marmik, expressed his stance on the South Indian community. He opposed the influx of South Indians in Mumbai and said that preference be given to the Marathi community, writes The New Indian Express. The trailer was released on 26 December. The CBFC has objected to the dialogues referencing the South Indian community in a derogatory manner.

Updated Date: Dec 27, 2018 10:38:57 IST