Actor Siddharth slams Thackeray trailer for spewing hate against South Indians


The trailer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray has released and it gets immense response from the audience. But, the trailer has stirred row over its controversial dialogues.

Siddharth slams Thackeray trailer

As the trailer gets release, Tamil actor Siddharth slams the trailer for spewing hate against South Indians.

The actor took to Twitter and called out the hate speech in the film. He urged makers not to sell hate and make money out of it. The actor also pointed out that the objectionable dialogue was shown in the Marathi trailer and not in the Hindi version.

Siddharth slams Thackeray trailer

He wrote, “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!”

He also tweeted, he wrote: “Poetic justice is when a Muslim actor from UP gets to play the part of the revered Marathi bigot in a propaganda film.”

CBFC also has raised objection to three scenes and two dialogues in the film. Of the three cuts suggested by the CBFC, the first is a reference to Babri Masjid, while the second is a dialogue pertaining to the agitation against South Indians.

However, senior party leader and the film’s producer Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said nobody can ban the film.

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“Just like Balasaheb was controversial, but his thoughts gave direction to the country, the movie on Balasaheb too will be like that. We will show what he was like. This is not a love story. There will be no cuts or changes,” he told News18.

Directed by Abhijit Panse, the film is all set to hit the screens on January 25.