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.

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