Tamil actor slammed the Marathi trailer of Thackeray for spewing hate against South Indians and immigrants. The film is based on the life of late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.
The Marathi trailer of the much-awaited biopic of late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray has kicked up a storm. Several people, including Tamil actor Siddharth, slammed the Thackeray trailer for spewing “hate” against South Indians.
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In one scene, which is missing from the Hindi trailer of the film, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays Bal Thackeray, refers to South Indians as “saale yandugundu” while addressing a rally. He concludes with, “Uthao lungi, bajao pungi.”
Slamming the Marathi trailer, 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 Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had raised objections to two dialogues in the trailer. “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,” Tushar Karmakar, Regional Officer, CBFC, told India Today Television.
Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut, who is the writer and producer of Thackeray, was in a defiant mood when he spoke to India Today Television at the trailer launch. “No one has ever dared to stop a Thackeray. And no one can stop him in the future. The film will be exactly like how Balasaheb was,” he said.