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‘Pan-Indian’ is a disrespectful word, says Siddharth

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At a time when south Indian films are gaining more attention than ever before, a new term — ‘pan-Indian’ — is being used to refer to films in regional languages that are emerging as superhits as a result of being watched by masses from across the country.

While many think that describing a film as pan-Indian is actually a compliment, actor Siddharth, who has worked in films in over five languages, including Hindi, and who enjoys a huge fan following in two of the most popular film industries of the country, believes otherwise.

Draw his attention to how south Indian films are now ruling the roost and ask him if times have changed from when people looking to get into Bollywood would first make their mark in regional films, the actor shoots back, “These are given only by the people in the middle who are watching the game. Almost 15 or 16 years ago, I gave interviews. In those days, the hot topic was cross-over cinema. When will we go to Hollywood?

“At that time, I said in a Hindi interview, ‘why do you want to cross over the seas? Why don’t you want to cross over to inside India? Why don’t you first start watching films made in other languages? Why don’t you first start considering Indian films as Indian films?’ There’s no wood, no regional. As a result of that, they have come up with this comedy called pan-Indian.

“Pan-Indian is a very disrespectful word because the term is being used to describe that a regional film means there is something called an Indian film, which comes from Bollywood. That’s what it means. It means that you don’t have to qualify Hindi films with any word, but if it is coming from regional cinema, they are not just regional films but they are pan-Indian. That is nonsense! All films are Indian films.

The actor adds: “Is that to say that there was no pan-Indian cinema 15 years back? Indian cinema is Indian cinema. My boss Mani Ratnam made a film called ‘Roja’, which everybody in India saw. Nobody said it was a pan-Indian film.

“Today, my friends in Bengaluru have made ‘KGF’. I am so proud of them. ‘KGF’ is an Indian film. It is a Kannada film. You can watch it in any language you want, but it is an Indian film made by the Kannada industry.

“The term pan-India should be removed, if you ask me. It should just be called an Indian film. Otherwise, refer to it in the language it was made in.”

Siddharth goes on to say: “As a Tamil actor who has found stardom in Tamil and Telugu cinema and who comes to Bollywood, they call me south actor. Not even south Indian actor. People who are in the middle, they are the ones who are coining all these terms. So, if you ask me about the tables turning, the best technicians will make the best films.

“They will make it in whichever language they are called to make it. The great technicians of Chennai have worked in Hindi cinema. The great producers of Telugu cinema have worked in Hindi cinema. Today, the great Kannadigas of ‘KGF’ are working in Hindi cinema. If the content is good, you don’t have to give it a name. It will go everywhere.”

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Siddharth’s tweet on Saina Nehwal lands him into Controversies

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Actor Siddharth is a social man and he expresses his views through his twitter handle. The actor is also politically conscious and his tweets kept trending across the country several times. The actor now landed into controversy for his reply to ace shuttler Saina Nehwal’s tweet. Saina responded about the security breach of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and she posted “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”.

Soon, Siddharth replied “Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna”. This landed the actor into controversies. Twitter erupted with fire against Siddharth for his unusual comments. National Commission for Women’s chairperson Rekha Sharma demanded a ban against Sidddhart from Twitter. Siddharth soon responded saying “COCK & BULL. That’s the reference. Reading otherwise is unfair and leading! Nothing disrespectful was intended, said, or insinuated. Period.”.

Actress Khushbu Sundar too responded against Siddharth. She posted “Sid you are a friend but definitely wasn’t expecting this from you. It’s very crass. I am sure uncle and aunty wouldn’t be proud of you. Don’t get carried with your hatred towards an individual”. Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, singer Chinmayi Sripada are the others who responded to Siddharth’s tweet. Siddharth faced severe backlash on twitter and he is trolled for his statements.

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‘Pitiful cowards’: Actor Siddharth on trolls attacking his mother on social media

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Actor Siddharth, who’s hugely popular among both Tamil- and Telugu-speaking audiences, and is also known to be a critic of the BJP, lashed out at trolls on Tuesday, saying that people who repeatedly abused his mother out of hatred for him were the ones who were pretending to respect goddesses.

Taking to Twitter, Siddharth said: “Disturbing realisation. The people who have repeatedly abused my mother out of hatred for me … pretend to respect Sita Maiyya, Durga Mata and Maa Santoshi. My country, my religion, my culture … All hijacked by a bunch of pitiful, woman-hating cowards. Poor #Mother India.”

The actor, who is known to voice his thoughts boldly and stand by them, has often been the target of attacks on social media. But that hasn’t stopped him from expressing his thoughts without fear.

On another note, earlier in the day, the actor offered comforting words to one of South India’s leading music directors, Devi Sri Prasad, who was remembering his dad who had passed away six years ago.

Responding to a tweet put out by the music director, Siddharth said: “Love you Devi. Can’t believe it’s already 6 years. Wish uncle was with us today … I know how proud he must be, smiling at his amazing boy from the heavens above. Hugs, love and prayers brother.”

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Actor Siddharth: Stop persecuting the film industry

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Actor Siddharth, who recently appeared in the movie ‘Maha Samudram’ alongside Sharwanand, had written a series of tweets on Thursday questioning the government on low cap of movie ticket prices.

Siddharth suggested the Andhra Pradesh government, to calculate the average house rent and per capita consumer spending on durables, and then decide the prices of movie tickets. He also brings in, a simple example of how much money he had spent on watching a movie, when he watched a movie abroad, for the first time.

“The first time I saw a movie abroad was 25 years ago. I used my student I-card and saw a movie for 8 dollars. That was Rs. 200 at the time. Today our films match all countries in technology, talent and employment…. #SaveCinema”, Siddharth’s Tweet reads.

Going on, about the same issue, the actor wrote: “A film’s budget and scale is not decided by the consumer… It is decided by the creator and the investor. No individual has the right to decide how much anyone earns from cinema.”

“Why is it that the film industry has to constantly be seen as a problem area by governments intent on telling them how to recover their investment?” the Rang De Basanti’ star questioned.

Siddharth opined that the Government Orders for ticket rates and limits on the number of shows, which comes under the violation of the MRTP Act. “Give cinema and cinema halls a chance to survive. Please,” he appealed.

Siddharth is one among the very few actors who have taken a stand against movie ticket price issues in Andhra Pradesh. Pawan Kalyan, Nani, Chiranjeevi, and Director Raghavendra Rao are the celebrities who have openly given their statements on the issue to date.

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Jagadale Raani from Maha Samudram: All about Rebels

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Sharwanand and Siddharth are teaming up for the first time for a mass entertainer titled Maha Samudram. Ajay Bhupathi is the director and the film is releasing tomorrow. The video song of Jagadale Raani is out today and the song is all about the lead actors who are Rebels. Jagadale Raani narrates the bond between the lead actors and the song is canned in Goa. Jagadale Raani is a youthful number which will appeal to youth and is a retro number. The visuals are good and Bhaskar Bhatla penned the lyrics. The beats remind us about the old numbers of Ilayaraja.

Maha Samudram is carrying good expectations and has Aditi Rao Hydari and Anu Emmanuel as the female leads. AK Entertainments are the producers and Chaitan Bharadwaj is the music director. Rao Ramesh and Jagapathi Babu played other important roles in Maha Samudram.

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Actor Siddharth talks about his experience of working in ‘Navarasa’

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Filmmaker Rathindran R. Prasad has directed “Inmai” (emotion: fear) in “Navarasa”. The upcoming OTT anthology that has nine stories based on the nine ‘rasa’ or human emotions. The film has actor Siddharth in the central role.

Siddharth says: “I was elated when Mani Ratnam and Jayandra offered me ‘Inmai’. It’s one of the Nine rasa, the word means something which is not there. People’s curiosity will be elevated when they hear the word ‘Inmai’. This project ‘Navarasa’ is a step to help the film fraternity and the people involved by raising funds, who have been severely affected by Covid. It was an exciting experience working with the filmmaker Rathindran Prasad and actress Parvathy Thiruvothu.”

“Navarasa” is showcases nine different emotions of love, laughter, anger, sorrow, courage, fear, disgust, surprise and peace through nine tales. It will premiere on August 6 on Netflix.

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Sharwa and Siddharth are the new besties in the Town

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Sharwanand happens to be one of the best performers in Telugu cinema. Siddharth who delivered several blockbusters in Tollywood is making his comeback after a long break. Sharwanand and Siddharth are working for Maha Samudram and the shooting portions got completed recently. RX 100 fame Ajay Bhupathi is the director and he says that the entire shoot is completed in four months. He said that Sharwa and Siddharth are well bonded on the sets and they turned best friends towards the end of the shoot.

“Maha Samundram is shot in real locations of Vizag, Goa and Hyderabad. Not a single set is constructed for the film. Sharwanand and Siddharth delivered their best for the movie. They always behaved like newcomers throughout the shoot. Maha Samudram is an intense film and it is laced with emotional drama and entertainment. I was stunned by the performances of Jagapathi Babu and Rao Ramesh. The screenplay is the major highlight of Maha Samudram. The makers will finalize the release date soon” told the film’s director Ajay Bhupathi. Aditi Rao Hydari and Anu Emmanuel are playing the leading ladies in Maha Samudram.

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Sharwa and Siddharth bond well on the sets of Maha Samudram

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Young actors Sharwanand and Siddharth are working for Maha Samudram, an action-packed emotional entertainer directed by Ajay Bhupathi. The shoot of the film is happening in Vizag for the past one month. Sharwanand, Siddharth and the film’s director Ajay Bhupathi are well-bonded on the sets. They are spotted hanging out together after the shoot exploring the places to hang out in the city. The major portion of the film’s shoot will happen in Vizag.

Aditi Rao Hydari, Anu Emmanuel, Jagapathi Babu and Rao Ramesh will be seen in other important roles in this mass entertainer. AK Entertainments are bankrolling Maha Samudram and the film is aimed for August 19th release across the globe. RX 100 sensation Chaitan Bharadwaj is the music director for Maha Samudram.

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Nani and Siddharth in talks for Andhadhun Telugu remake

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Ayushmann Khurrana’s Andhadhun is one of the biggest hits in Bollywood this year and broke many records at box office. Reports were doing rounds that the film would be remade in Telugu and Tamil with star actors but there was no confirmation. Latest reports reveal that Nani and Siddharth are in talks for the Telugu and Tamil remake of Andhadhun. The makers are trying to keep things under wraps since it is too early to confirm anything. If reports are to be believed, Nani may give his go ahead for the film and may begin shooting after the release of Gang Leader.

In Tamil, Siddharth has been approached and the actor is contemplating about doing it. However, it is yet to be confirmed who would be directing the remake. Both Siddharth and Nani have huge markets and seem apt for the role in the remakes.

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Actor Siddharth takes a sly dig at Akshay Kumar

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“Rang De Basanti” fame actor Siddharth has taken a dig at actor Akshay Kumar over his “non-political” interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

After getting trolled for not casting his vote in Mumbai on April 29, Akshay issued a statement regarding the controversy over his citizenship. He accepted that he is a Canadian citizen. Before that Akshay grabbed headlines for his “candid and completely non-political” conversation with Modi.

Taking a dig at this, Siddharth expressed his wish to interview US President Donald Trump, and ask him about his sleep pattern and work habits.

“Hey Donald Trump, since you are getting ready to be re-elected soon, might I suggest an interview with me during your elections? I have crucial questions about how you eat fruit, your sleep and work habits and also your cute personality,” he tweeted on Friday night.

The 40-year-old actor added: “I have an Indian passport. Direct message me please.”

Though Siddharth did not mention Akshay’s name, several social media users connected the dots.

One commented: “Sorry Sid! The Canadian may beat you to it! Shorter flying time.”

Another wrote: “Wow Sid ji. What a hard hitting dig at Akshay Kumar. Good that everybody should stick to their role and not in others.”

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After 6 years, Siddharth aims a comeback

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Talented actor Siddharth has been away from Telugu cinema from the last 6 years. He tasted massive hits during the early days of his career in Tollywood but he later found his own happy space in Tamil cinema. His Tollywood fans kept on requesting his comeback and Siddharth made some sensational announcements recently about his comeback. The actor is returning back to Tollywood with a straight Telugu film next year.

Siddharth said that he is in talks for a concept based film that will make all his Tollywood fans proud. The actor’s last film Gruham did decent business in Telugu and Siddharth even announced a sequel for the horror thriller. Siddharth is currently working on a bunch of interesting projects and he would make things official soon.

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Actor Siddharth lambastes Kohli for ‘leave India’ comments

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Actor Siddharth came down heavily on Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli for his “leave India” comments on a fan. It is known news that a cricket fan said to Kohli, “I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indian.” He also added, “Kohli is Over-rated batsman. Personally, I see nothing special in his batting.” Irked with these comments, Kohli replied “”Okay, I don’t think you should live in India then…you should go and live somewhere else, no? Why are you living in our country and loving other countries?”

Actor Siddarth came down heavily on Kohli and asked him to teach himself to think properly. He tweeted, “If you want to remain #KingKohli it may be time to teach yourself to think ‘What would Dravid say?’ before speaking in future. What an idiotic set of words to come from an India captain!”. He also added, how people troll about movies and how they respond on such tweets. He tweeted, “I don’t watch these Indian Movies. They’re so lame. I like watching Hollywood films. I only watch Bollywood. These SouthFilms are so funny. I don’t watch films. Such a waste of time’. We here these words a lot. We listen and we move along. BeLikeDravid. ”

Anyway, Kohli also responded on this controversy and tried his level best to put a full stop. He tweeted, “I guess trolling isn’t for me guys, I’ll stick to getting trolled! I spoke about how “these Indians” was mentioned in the comment and that’s all. I’m all for freedom of choice. Keep it light guys and enjoy the festive season. Love and peace to all”

Anyway, now with Kohli’s latest response, this controversy has almost come to an end.

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Siddharth’s Twitter Account gets Hacked!

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Siddharth twitter account hacked

The extremely talented and handsome hero Siddarth is known for being quite active in social media and also his timely tweets on various happenings earned him unique set of followers.

The actor has made a fitting comeback with horror flick Gruham and suddenly got a stunner from hacker today morning. His account has been taken over by an impersonator who made some controversial tweets as well.

Siddharth immediately got control over his account and posted a disclaimer saying the issue had been reported to cyber crime and he is not responsible for those tweets.

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Black Magic Worked For Senior Hero

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Gruham more screens added

Yes, its right black magic worked for the senior hero and he made the needed strong comeback into the film industry with appreciations pouring from everyone. Hero Siddharth yesterday released “Gruham” film is being liked everywhere and as per reliable sources in trade circle, more screens are going to get added for this horror movie from Monday. Already movie buffs in Tamil and Hindi got impressed with Siddharth and team, now its the turn of Telugu audiences who stands first in ensuing hit to a content-driven subject cinema.

This week more than dozen film released at the box office and the situation was generated to share screens with minimal releases to each of them. So with no choice left Sidd and his Gruham team has to settle for less screens but things will change from next week. A strong positive talk is heard and spread in all the social media platforms from general audiences about the great cinematic experience they got after watching Gruham move on the big screen. Let’s hope Siddharth come back before audiences with unique content movies very soon.

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Siddharth’s Gruham Postponed again

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Young actor Siddharth who has been away from box-office from sometime tested his luck with Aval last week. The horror thriller has been helmed by Milind Rau and Andrea played the female lead. The movie received exceptional response across Tamil Nadu and Siddharth was quite excited about the Telugu release. The movie’s release has been pushed by a week due to non-availability of theatres.

Now Gruham will miss hitting the theatres this Friday as the censor formalities of the movie haven’t been wrapped up. The makers are keen on releasing the film on November 17th after wrapping up all the formalities. Siddharth’s home production Etaki Entertainments bankrolled the film. With number of films hitting the screens next week, we have to wait and see how well Gruham can perform at the Telugu box-office.

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Siddharth Doing Unbelievable For His Comeback

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Siddharth Gruham updates

Siddharth even being a Tamil origin hero but he proudly accepts that he is a Telugu hero and he even introduces himself as Tollywood actor before media. Due to some lean phase in his career, Siddhu took a small break from Telugu movies and being doing interesting back to back Tamil films. He even stepped away from Bollywood projects and the reasons are best known to the hero himself. But now Siddharth has made a perfect planning for his comeback not only in Telugu but also in the Hindi language.

Already Siddharth the trailer of his upcoming horror thriller film has generated the needed buzz and curiosity in audiences. Now with his team, Siddhu has planned to release the trilingual movie on 3rd November and it’s a rare feat to simultaneously release in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil on the same day. When star hero films are unable to have same day release in Telugu and Tamil, Siddharth has worked out to release his movie in three languages.

Main Ratnam disciple Milind Rau is making his directional debut and he has co-written the film along with Siddharth. Gruham movie is based on the real-life incidents happened in the Siddharth close friends group and it has inspired him to even co-produce the project. All the best to Siddharth for his comeback movie in all the three languages.

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