Actor Siddharth, a vocal critic of the BJP authorities, shared a video of him from 2009 talking at a enterprise faculty and stated that no one attacked him “for having an opinion” again then including that the nation “has modified”.
The 41-year-old actor who has been tweeting regularly in opposition to the dealing with of the ‘toolkit’ case through which local weather activist Disha Ravi was arrested, additionally added that the nation “is being brainwashed and gaslit by a brand new regular type of evil.”
“I ponder why I by no means obtained a single grievance or menace then in regards to the tone and nature of my speech? No one attacked me for having an opinion… For asking questions. India has modified. It modified in entrance of our eyes. Query is… what are we going to do about it?” he tweeted together with the video.
I ponder why I by no means obtained a single grievance or menace then in regards to the tone and nature of my speech? No one attacked me for having an opinion… For asking questions. India has modified. It modified in entrance of our eyes. Query is… what are we going to do about it?
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) February 17, 2021
Siddharth, who shot to fame with the hit film “Rang De Basanti”, had spoken on the Indian College of Enterprise in 2009 in regards to the state of affairs of the nation, pointed a finger on the function of media in a democracy and the way a standard man can barely make a distinction anymore.
Quoting legendary American comic Groucho Marx, Siddharth began by saying he was unfit sufficient to be on a stage because the credentials of actors are all the time questioned every time they’ve an opinion in regards to the nation.
He went on to speak about how even being a celeb, he was not heard by the then chief minister of Andhra Pradesh when he went to donate cash for the devastating floods within the state.
“If a celeb who needs to do one thing for the state of Andhra Pradesh can not do something, what does a standard man stand probability of doing?” he stated.
He additionally slammed the media for its dealing with of the 26/11 Mumbai terror assaults and referred to as it a “circus” that ran for 3 days.
“A month later, everybody had forgotten in regards to the assault,” Siddharth stated including that it angered him that individuals had “such a brief consideration span”.
With the video, Siddharth additionally tweeted: “We aren’t those that modified their tunes in 2014. Keep true. Converse the reality.”
He additionally slammed the organiser who had referred to as him for the occasion at ISB in 2009 for a tweet of hers calling him “a faculty dropout could also be.”
Siddharth tweeted to her: “Again then too I used to be a submit graduate and I spoke my thoughts.”
“I used to be younger and offended then. I’m youthful and angrier at the moment,” the actor tweeted.
Siddharth discovered assist from many on Twitter who praised him for talking out again then in addition to now.