Tamil actor Siddharth, who has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Modi and the BJP's policies, tweeted on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the violence that erupted in campuses like Jamia Milia. In what comes across as a veiled dig at Modi and Amit Shah, he tweeted on Monday: “These two are not Krishna and Arjuna. They are Shakuni and Duryodhana. Stop attacking #universities! Stop assaulting #students! #JamiaMilia #JamiaProtest”
His tweet has garnered a lot of responses, with many supporting him for speaking out openly. Social media users are also tagging actor Rajinikanth, who had earlier this year, compared Modi-Shah duo to Krishna and Arjuna. "We don't know who is Krishna and who is Arjuna. It is only they know (Modi and Shah),” he had said. The veterean actor had also faced criticism for this comparison.
Siddharth is known to speak his mind, and make his stance clear on political and social issues. He had kicked up a storm this year for his sarcastic comments on the trailer of Narendra Modi's biopic, PM Narendra Modi. Siddharth had tweeted the film's trailer doesn't show how Modi won India's independence by 'single-handedly wiping out the British empire.
Siddharth who has acted in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films, and also played a key role in Bollywood hit Rang De Basanti, had also criticised the Narendra Modi government for 'politicising' the Pulwama attacks.