Actor Siddharth is one of the few actors who is known for voicing and opinionating his views. In one such instance, the actor has raised an objection to the recently released trailer of a bilingual film Thackeray. The actor objected for making derogatory remarks against South Indians and glorifying hate speech in the film. The trailer is released Marathi and Hindi but its the Marathi version which carries the hate speech against South Indians. The film depicts the life of late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray essayed by noted actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The Marathi trailer carries lines, “[How] these salé ‘andu gundu’ South Indians come together! How they [help] make each other big in life! They bring people from their hometowns even to wash the dishes at [their street side] idli carts. But not anymore. Now “uthao lungi, bajao pungi!”
“The conveniently un-subtitled #Marathi trailer of #Thackeray. So much hate sold with such romance and heroism (Music, tiger roars, applause, jingoism). No solidarity shown to millions of South Indians and immigrants who make #Mumbai great. #HappyElections!” posted Siddharth.
The trailer has also been objected by the CBFC demanding cuts in few places. To this, Shiv Sena MP and co-producer of the film Sanjay Raut “Balasaheb was controversial, but his thoughts gave direction to the country. We show him as he was. It is not a love story, right?”