Siddharth took to Twitter and in a series of tweets, pointed out that a certain dialogue, that is repeated in the trailer, is “clearly hate speech against South Indians”. He went on to say that in a propaganda film like this, the makers are selling hate with “romance and heroism” and have shown absolutely no solidarity with the many South Indians who have contributed to Mumbai in more ways than one.
“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 wrote.
Nawazuddin has repeated 'Uthao lungi bajao pungi' (lift the lungi and *'#$ him) in the film #Thackeray. Clearly hat… https://t.co/Gp3PXQHzZY— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) 1545845469000
Poetic justice is when a Muslim actor from UP gets to play the part of the revered Marathi bigot in a propaganda film.— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) 1545845768000
The conveniently un-subtitled #Marathi trailer of #Thackeray. So much hate sold with such romance and heroism (Musi… https://t.co/Q0acRD76R0— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) 1545880367000