‘Nobody had any legal cause’ to keep the actor Siddharth from working that day, he claims. He also explained his long period of silence.
A few days ago, a press conference for Siddharth’s latest film, Chithha, was disrupted in Bengaluru by pro-Kannada activists, forcing the actor to leave the event. According to a recent story in India Today, he finally spoke out about the incident during a press conference, saying that ‘nobody had any legal authority’ to disturb the screening of his film.
Press conference and success story
Siddharth was reported in India Today as claiming, “There was no bandh on September 28,” during the film’s success event news conference at Chennai’s Prasad Labs. For our press conference that day, we reserved and paid for a separate auditorium. Suddenly, a few individuals entered, and the rest is history as you know it. There were many untrue claims doing the rounds that we deliberately scheduled the press conference for a day when there would be a bandh in Bengaluru. The opposite was true. No bandh had been called for that day. The bandh occurred the day after. There was no legitimate cause for anyone to interrupt my job that day. The truth is that we didn’t do anything improper.
He elaborated, “I have just talked about the situation because, instead of talking about Chithha, one of the finest films I have worked on in my life, you are asking me about unrelated stuff as your first question. Because of it, I’m really dissatisfied. Since this is a press conference and you have all questioned me about it, I will address it now.
The Scoop on the Big Event
Siddharth was in Bengaluru promoting his latest film, Chithha, when a small group of pro-Kannada demonstrators entered the event, shouting anti-Hindi messages. They insisted the performer be kicked out of the theater. Protesters said that the actor should leave since the Cauvery problem was more serious. Siddharth, who had been laughing and happy for a while, fled the theater when the situation grew more dire.
Chithha is a Tamil film starring Siddharth and Nimisha Sajayan, and it was written and directed by SU Arun Kumar. Chithha tells the story of an uncle and his niece. The film, which was released on September 28 to acclaim, was produced by Siddharth Edagi Entertainment.