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Actor Siddharth Summoned By Chennai Police For His ‘Controversial Tweet’ On Saina Nehwal

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Chennai: Regardless of issuing an apology for what he known as a ‘impolite joke’, actor Siddharth was summoned by Chennai Police on Thursday for his controversial tweet on badminton participant Saina Nehwal. 

Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal mentioned that Police have obtained two complaints within the matter and so they solely want the actor’s assertion.  

“Actor Siddharth has been summoned (over his controversial tweet on badminton participant Saina Nehwal). We have really obtained 2 complaints; different one is on defamation in a authorized body, not a felony case. We solely want his assertion,” Jiwal informed reporters.

It began after actor Siddharth stirred up an argument when he responded to Nehwal’s tweet the place she was referring to a safety breach throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Punjab go to on January 5.

“No nation can declare itself to be secure if the safety of its personal PM will get compromised. I condemn, within the strongest phrases attainable, the cowardly assault on PM Modi by anarchists. #BharatStandsWithModi #PMModi,” Nehwal had tweeted.

To which Siddharth responded saying, “… champion of the world… Thank God we now have protectors of India. Folded arms. Disgrace on you #Rihanna.”

After Siddharth’s tweet irked large controversy, he issued an apology to the long-lasting shuttler. “Pricey Saina, I need to apologise to you for my impolite joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours just a few days in the past,” he wrote.

“I’ll disagree with you on many issues, however even my disappointment or anger after I learn your tweet can’t justify my tone and phrases. I do know I’ve extra grace in me than that.

As for the joke … If a joke must be defined, then it wasn’t an excellent joke to start with. Sorry a few joke that did not land.

I, nevertheless, should insist my phrase play and humour had not one of the malicious intent that so many individuals from all quarters have attributed to me. I’m a staunch feminist ally and I guarantee you there was no gender implied in my tweet and definitely no intent to assault you as a lady.

I hope we are able to put this behind us and that you’ll settle for my letter. You’ll at all times be my champion. Actually, Siddharth,” the apology letter by the actor learn.

Afterward, taking suo motu cognisance of Siddharth’s tweet, Nationwide Fee of Girls (NCW) termed it to be “misogynist and outrageous” and sought immediate and strict motion towards the actor.


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