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

Thackeray is based on the life of controversial politician Bal Thackeray, who founded Shiv Sena.

FP Staff December 27, 2018 10:38:57 IST
Thackeray: Tamil actor Siddharth criticises biopic for recreating 'hate speech against South Indians'

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:

also read

5 times Salman Khan said 'Atithi devo bhava on the stage of Bigg Boss
Entertainment

5 times Salman Khan said 'Atithi devo bhava on the stage of Bigg Boss

The superstar has his charm of welcoming foreign contestants that never lose to leave everyone impressed

Indian series Dahaad to have world premiere at  Berlin International Film Festival
Entertainment

Indian series Dahaad to have world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

Dahaad, an eight part crime drama, is directed by Reema Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi. It features Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah, and Sohum Shah in the lead

Siddharth Anand: 'Feels incredible to deliver the biggest 3-day collection in the history of Hindi cinema'
Entertainment

Siddharth Anand: 'Feels incredible to deliver the biggest 3-day collection in the history of Hindi cinema'

The director said, "For someone, who is passionately committed to his craft, this is simply a phenomenal result that will inspire me to push the envelope of cinema in India even further."