Recently, the controversial trailer of Thackeray, a film based on the Shiv Sena leader, late Bal Thackeray was released and it has already created a storm. The trailer received both positive and negative reviews, while people fell in love with Nawaz’s depiction of Thackeray, others called it jingoism propaganda.
Actor Sidharth who played a prominent role in ‘Rang De Basanti’ was very disappointed with the way South Indians are insulted in the film.
Siddharth took to Twitter to express his angst and call out the “hate speech” in the movie.
He said: “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 shared the link of the trailer and wrote: “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! https://youtu.be/INOTrg-wQgE”
The film has been scripted and produced by senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, he came out and said: “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.”
The controversial biopic will hit the theatres on January 25, 2019.
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