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Actor Siddharth tried trolling Saina Nehwal with derogatory tweet, gets trolled himself

Siddharth and Saina Nehwal

There has been a huge outrage over Siddharth, the Rang De Basanti actor. He is getting severely trolled on Twitter by the Netizens. The actor had earlier tried to troll Ace Badminton star Saina Nehwal with a Sexually derogatory tweet. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent a notice to the actor. 

The Tamil Actor Siddharth is facing the wrath of the netizens as the actor was brutally trolled for his tweets that a lot of people found to be sexually derogatory in nature. The trouble seems to be growing for the 42-year old actor as the National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent a notice to the actor. Further, it is also reported that NCW has written to the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Maharashtra asking him to lodge a First Information Report (FIR) against Siddharth under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 35A (Sexual Harassment) and Section 67 of the IT Act (Publishing Obscene Material) for his objectionable tweet against the ace shuttler. The Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has also slammed the actor. Meanwhile, the actor has defended his comments.

What did the actor tweet?

Earlier, Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal had tweeted about the security lapse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Punjab’s Ferozepur on January 5. She tweeted, “No Nation can claim itself to be safe if the security of its own PM gets compromised. I condemn, in the strongest words possible, the cowardly attack on PM Modi by anarchists (sic).” 

Quoting Nehwal’s tweet, Siddharth wrote “Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna (sic).”

This tweet by the Rang De Basanti actor invited huge criticism for the actor. People brutally trolled him and called out for his derogatory remark against Saina Nehwal, who had, on numerous, made India proud. Netizens slammed the actor and called him ‘misogynist’ and ‘disgraceful’. 

Clarification from Siddharth 

Later, after much outrage, the actor clarified his comment by tweeting a clarification. “COCK & BULL” That’s the reference. Reading otherwise is unfair and leading! Nothing disrespectful was intended, said or insinuated. Period,” explained the actor.

The Criticism

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi criticized the comments made by the actor. Taking it to her Twitter, she wrote “Absolutely unacceptable and unbecoming language to use for anyone. Whatever the disagreement, there has to be civility in discourse.” Tamil actress Khusbhu Sundar also slammed the remarks made by Siddharth. She tweeted “Sid you are a friend but definitely wasn’t expecting this from you. It’s very crass. I am sure Uncle n Aunty wouldn’t be proud of you. Don’t get carried with your hatred towards an individual.” NCW chairperson even asked Twitter to suspend his account.

This is not the first time the actor has tweeted such kind of tweet. He is very active on social media and usually tweets against the moves and policies of the ruling BJP- led central government.  Earlier, also Siddharth was trolled by netizens for what they thought was an indirect dig on actors Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya’s divorce. He however denied that the tweet was directed at the former couple.

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