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Siddharth Slams Thackeray Trailer For Hate Speech

Siddharth Slams Thackeray Trailer For Hate Speech
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After the release of the Marathi theatrical trailer of Thackeray, the bilingual biopic on Bal Thackeray has kicked up a storm, with many slamming it for lines referencing south Indians in a derogatory manner

After the release of the Marathi theatrical trailer of Thackeray, the bilingual biopic on Bal Thackeray has kicked up a storm, with many slamming it for lines referencing south Indians in a derogatory manner.

The biopic, on the life of late Shiv Sena chief, has also received objections from the Central Board of Film Certification and among others like actor Siddharth, who took to Twitter to call out the ‘hate speech’.

Siddharth Tweeted, “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!”

Further, Siddharth 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!”

The trailer of the film, which is also written by Sanjay Raut, exalts the Marathi nationalist as a 'fighter', whose 'life changed history' and whose 'courage changed lives'.

Going by its trailer, the film seems to be a glorification of a politician who has been incarcerated multiple times for electoral malpractices and spewing hatred on Muslims.

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