UPDATED: April 29, 2021 16:44 IST
Tamil actor Siddharth has alleged that his phone number has been leaked. He has claimed that the BJP Tamil Nadu IT cell leaked his number. The actor also shared that because of this, he and his family have been receiving ‘abuse, rape and death threats.
SIDDHARTH’S PHONE NUMBER LEAKED
In his Twitter post, Siddharth mentioned that he has recorded all calls and is handing them to the police. He wrote, “My phone number was leaked by members of TN BJP and @BJPtnITcell. Over 500 calls of abuse, rape and death threats to me & family for over 24 hrs. All numbers recorded (with BJP links and DPs) and handing over to Police. I will not shut up. Keep trying @narendramodi @AmitShah (sic).”
Siddharth also shared the screenshots of the trolls who openly threatened him on social media. He wrote, “This is one of many social media posts by BJP TN members leaking my number yesterday and telling people to attack and harass me. “Ivan inimela vaaye thirakka koodathu” (this fellow must never open his mouth again) We might survive Covid. Will we survive these people? (sic).”
SHREYA DHANWANTHARY SUPPORTS SIDDHARTH
Actress Shreya Dhanwanthary, who played the role of journalist Sucheta Dalal in the web series Scam 1992, commented on Siddharth’s post. She wrote, “This is outrageous (sic).”
Siddharth has been vocal in expressing his dissent against the ruling BJP government. In the recent past, the actor has criticised the ruling party over their Covid crisis management.
Siddharth Suryanarayan is an Indian actor who works in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam language films. Apart from acting, he has also been involved in films as a screenwriter, producer and playback singer. Siddharth married Meghna in November 2003, after the pair had fallen in love growing up in the same neighbourhood in New Delhi. However, by early 2006, the pair were living separately and later divorced in January 2007.