Siddarth called for enquiry over sexist and misogynistic comment against Saina Nehwal

Summoned by the Tamil Nadu DGP

Last month, a case was registered against Actor Siddarth for his misogynistic and sexist comment against Badminton player Saina Nehwal. Twitter was also taken by a storm, as the actor faced a lot of backlash for his lewd comment. The comment came in the light of Saina’s tweet condemining the security breach of the Prime Minister in Punjab.

The National Commission for Women requested Twitter to block the actor’s account as his statement was ‘lewd and misogynist and outrageous to the modesty of the women amounting to disrespect and insult on social media.” After this, the actor publicly apologised to Saina on Twitter stating that his comment was just a rude joke. In an open apology tweet, Siddharth wrote, “Dear Saina, I want to apologise to you for my rude joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours, a few days ago. I may disagree with you on many things but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet, cannot justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that. As for the joke… If a joke needs to be explained, then it wasn’t a very good joke to begin with. Sorry about a joke that didn’t land.”

Following his apology Siddharth also claimed that he is a staunch feminist and would never speak to women with a malicious intent. However, the complaint was registered against Siddarth at the Hyderabad Cyber Crime branch under the IT Act. It was transferred to the Tamil Nadu cyber-crime branch. Reportedly, the DGP had called Siddarth for an enquiry a few days ago, and the actor submitted a video confession to the Police. In addition, the actor also apparently apologised to Saina Nehwal, and video was also forwarded to the National Commission for Women.


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