It was initially Vignesh Shivan and Chinmayi Sripaada who raised their voices against the actor. The singer was removed from the dubbing council for filing a complaint against Radha Ravi.
However, although actor Siddharth completely condemns, he was perplexed about why Nayanthara was silent:
He stated,” I was shocked that my entire fraternity was either silent or cynical about the #MeToo movement; I silently rued the fact that it would take only the anger of a powerful woman to make the sleeping wake up. If you speak up only when your own are affected, it’s not called bravery. To any woman with influence who chose to be silent about #MeToo because of petty insecurity or prioritized outrage, please know you are as guilty as the men who dismissed the movement out of inherent misogyny. Each individual must take responsibility irrespective of gender.*women who chose to stay silent about other womens’ #MeToo survivor stories. It’s twitter, so I sometimes need to over state even the obvious.
An angry Vignesh Shivan politely shut Siddharth:
— Vignesh Shivan (@VigneshShivN) March 25, 2019
Siddharth immediately apologised for the same! Here’s what he said:
My last tweets fail to communicate what I feel clearly, owing to me needing more words to clarify them. I'm deleting them out of respect to women and survivors. There is no need for muddled statements from men like me at this stage. The #metoo movement is more important. Sorry.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) March 25, 2019