Actor Siddharth, an outspoken BJP government critic, posted a 2009 video of him speaking at a business school and said that no one assaulted him “for having an opinion” along with saying that the nation “has changed”.
The 41-year-old actor often tweets against coping with the ‘toolkit’ case. In this case, climate activist Disha Ravi was detained. He also added that the nation “is being brainwashed and gaslit by a new normal kind of evil.”
He tweeted along with sharing the video. He wrote, “I wonder why I never got a single complaint or threat then about the tone and nature of my speech? Nobody attacked me for having an opinion… For asking questions. India has changed. It changed in front of our eyes. The question is… what are we going to do about it?”
In 2009, at the Indian School of Business, Siddharth spoke about the state of affairs of the nation at the Indian School of Business. He questioned the role of the media in democracy and how an average citizen can barely make a significant difference anymore. Siddharth is known for his role in the hit movie “Rang De Basanti” and enjoyed fame after that.
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Siddharth began by saying that he was not qualified enough to be on stage, referencing the famous American comedian Groucho Marx, he said that the abilities of actors are often challenged when they have a viewpoint about the nation.
He went on to speak about how when he went to donate money to the catastrophic flooding in the state, the then chief minister of Andhra Pradesh did not hear him. Even though he is a star.
“If a celebrity who wants to do something for the state of Andhra Pradesh cannot do anything, what does a common man stand chance of doing?” he said.
Along with this, he also roasted the media for its behavior and handling of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. He called the situation a “circus” that ran for three days.
“A month later, everyone had forgotten about the attack,” Siddharth said adding that it angered him that people had “such a short attention span”.
With the video, Siddharth also posted the tweet: “We are not those who changed their tunes in 2014. Stay true. Speak the truth.”
“I was young and angry then. I am younger and angrier today,” the actor tweeted.