Siddharth Trolled For For Saina Nehwal’s Tweet

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  • Actor Siddharth's tweet on badminton player Saina Nehwal's has run into a controversy.
  • Siddharth's tweet has been criticised by the National Commission for Women's.
  • Ms Nehwal had raised concerns over PM Modi's convoy's being stopped in her tweet.

New Delhi: Tamil actor Siddharth faced severe backlash on Twitter over his tweet criticising Saina Nehwal for his ‘subtle’ usage of sexual innuendo. Several criticised his tweet, including Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, singer Chinmayi Sripaada, among others. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also sent the actor a notice over the tweet. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal too reacted to the tweet and exclaimed that ‘This was not nice’.

Saina Nehwal had earlier tweeted about the security threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Punjab’s Ferozepur on January 5th. This resulted in a huge row on social media. Reacting to that, Saina wrote, “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 “. Actor Siddharth quoted Saina Nehwal’s tweet with the comment, “Subtle cock champion of the world. Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna.

National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma also condemned Siddharth for his actions. The National Commission for Women has also sent Siddharth a notice over the tweet. The statement read: “The National Commission for Women has come across a post of Indian actor Siddharth using lewd comments on Twitter on the post of Ms Saina Nehwal. The comment is misogynist and outrageous to the modesty of a woman amounting to disrespect and insult to the dignity of women on social media platforms. “Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to the Director-General of Police Maharashtra to immediately investigate the matter and register FIR under relevant provisions of the law. The Commission has sought prompt and strict action against him for using indecent language for women on social media.

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