Mumbai: The trailer of Thackeray, based on the life of Shiv Sena founder, late Bal Thackeray was released a few days ago and has caused a stir over its controversial dialogues.

Actor Siddharth has also voiced his dissent with the trailer for referring to south Indians in a derogatory manner. He took to Twitter to display his resentment and call out the “hate speech” in the movie.

He posted: “Nawazuddin has repeated 'Uthao lungi bajao pungi' (lift the lungi and *'#$ him) in the film #Thackeray. Clearly hate speech against South Indians... In a film glorifying the person who said it! Are you planning to make money out of this propaganda? Stop selling hate! Scary stuff!"

In another tweet, he wrote: “Poetic justice is when a Muslim actor from UP gets to play the part of the revered Marathi bigot in a propaganda film.”

He had further elaborated, "Balasaheb never hated Muslims. He was never against them. His fight was against those who supported Pakistan, and encouraged terrorism, irrespective of their religion. We have cast an actor [for his talent], not his religion. We will portray the important events in his life. He was a leader who did not hide anything from his people. We want to reveal his personality. It is my dream project. It won't be a documentary. It will be a feature film along the lines of those made for Mahatma Gandhi and [Nelson] Mandela."

However, the social media was flooded with positive reviews and appreciation for Nawazuddin Siddiqui's performance as Bal Thackeray.