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Richa Chaddha calls Nawazuddin Siddiqui ‘bipolar’ for starring in Thackeray

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who would be seen playing the role of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, has been embroiled in controversy for the film.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who would be seen playing the role of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, has been embroiled in controversy for the film. The recently released Marathi trailer of Thackeray has sparked controversy due to a few allegedly offensive dialogues. Actor Siddharth even took to Twitter to call out the Manto actor for starring in the “propaganda film.”

After the actor slammed the film incorporating “hate speech” in a scene, Siddiqui’s co-actor Richa Chaddha took a sly dig at the actor on Twitter. The actress took to social media to share a cryptic message calling Nawaz “bipolar.” Using the actor’s screen name from their film Gangs of Wasseypur, Richa wrote,”अरे ई हमरा फैजल तो बाईपोलर निकला बे !” (My Faizal has turned out to be bipolar).

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On Wednesday, Siddharth pointed out a scene where the actor could be seen referring to South Indians as “saale andu-gundu.” While delivering a speech in a rally, the actor says, “Uthao lungi, bajao pungi.”

“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 in a tweet.

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Meanwhile, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has raised an objection to a few dialogues in the film. Tushar Karmakar, Regional Officer of CBFC told India Today, “Some audio-modifications were suggested in the Marathi trailer of the film Thackeray. These have been mutually agreed upon by the filmmaker and CBFC. Report has been shared with the filmmaker. There are no visual cuts, two audio modifications have been suggested in the Marathi trailer.”

Directed by Abhijit Panse, Thackeray will be released in Hindi, Marathi, and English languages on 23 January 2019.