OTTplay Logo
settings icon
profile icon

Cauvery water row: Chithha star Siddharth forced to leave press conference in Karnataka

Angry protestors barged into the venue where the actor was promoting the film

Cauvery water row: Chithha star Siddharth forced to leave press conference in Karnataka

Last Updated: 07.16 PM, Sep 28, 2023


Actor Siddharth had to make an unexpected exit during a press conference in Bengaluru after a bunch of angry protestors stormed the venue where the actor was promoting his latest film, Chithha.

Also Read: Chithha: Kamal Haasan calls Siddharth's emotional drama better than his iconic film, Mahanadhi
Siddharth was speaking about the film, C hithha (releasing in Kannada as Chikku) when angry protestors entered the venue and tried to stop the press conference. Siddharth, who remained unfazed at the beginning and addressed the media in Kannada, had to later give in and exit the venue as the protesters' clamour became louder.

The protestors also asked the media personnel why they were interviewing the actor, who is promoting a Tamil film in the state. "Do you need this, sir? You should be promoting the film in Tamil Nadu, not here," said one of the protestors. "Do you need this promotion at a time when the Cauvery water dispute row is heating up in the state?" he added. Siddharth finally left the stage.

Fans call out the incident
Many have called the incident utterly disgraceful and have extended their support to Siddharth. Some have also lauded the actor for keeping his calm during the incident and leaving the venue with dignity and poise.

Meanwhile, the film ha s opened on a positive note from critics and audiences. Chithha stars Nimisha Sajayan as the leading lady. Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan, who had recently watched the film, had compared it to his iconic film, Mahanadhi and said that Chithha was even better than Mahanadhi. He had also called the film a must-watch.

The film has also come for praise from many leading directors, including Pushkar Gayatri, Vetri Maaran, Premkumar to name a few. Chithha is bankrolled by Siddharth's own production house Etaki Entertainment and Red Giant Movies has bagged the theatrical rights of the film in Tamil Nadu.

Get the latest updates in your inbox