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Silence on #MeToo in South filmdom shocks Siddharth

IANS  |  Mumbai 

In the midst of a controversy surrounding Radha Ravi's derogatory remarks against Nayanthara, Siddharth has said he was shocked to see how the southern film fraternity was either silent or cynical about the #MeToo movement in the country.

"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," Siddharth tweeted on Sunday night.

His comment came a day after Radha Ravi, who is known for his insensitive digs, passed a remark on at the trailer launch of her upcoming Tamil film "Kolayuthir Kaalam".

Siddharth initially posted some tweets which he later deleted, and then wrote: "My last tweets fail to communicate what I feel clearly, owing to me needing more words to clarify them. I am 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 in started last year after in September recalled an with veteran on the sets of "Horn 'OK' Pleassss" in 2008.

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First Published: Mon, March 25 2019. 17:38 IST
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