Siddharth was recently in Bengaluru to promote his latest movie Chithha.
Actor Siddharth was at the receiving end of an unpleasant experience during his react visit to Bengaluru. The situation in the city and across the state of Karnataka is overly tense over the ongoing water-sharing dispute with Tamil Nadu. Various pro-Kannada organisations have been staging various kinds of protests to put pressure on the state government to stop releasing the Cauvery water to the state as ordered by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.
Siddharth was recently in Bengaluru to promote his latest movie Chithha. While talking to the press earlier this week, he was heckled by a group of pro-Kannada activists. He was forced to stop the press meet and leave the venue.
ALSO READ: Cauvery water row: Shivarajkumar apologizes to Siddharth after actor is forced to leave Chikku promotion
Cauvery row intensifies
Siddharth shared his thoughts on the incident during a recent Instagram live session. He revealed that as a first-time producer, he had undertaken a lot of initiative to give the movie, Chithha, a big launch.
Chithha was written and directed by S.U.Arun Kumar. And it revolves around the pressing concern of child sexual abuse. Siddharth felt that this movie needs to be seen by as many people as possible to create awareness about its grave subject. And he made the extra effort to take this movie to audiences even outside Tamil Nadu.
Chithha promotions take a hit
Siddharth revealed that he had held a special screening for the media in Chennai and Kochi. And he also planned a special screening for the media in Bengaluru. However, after he was forced to leave the press meeting immediately all his promotional plans for the movie's Kannada version Chikku were cancelled.
"I had plans to show the film to about 2,000 students ahead of the release. No one has done it so far. There was also a plan to screen the film for Kannada stars that night. But everything was cancelled by us as a mark of respect to the bandh. We incurred a huge loss, but beyond that, it was disappointing that we couldn’t share a good film with people there," Siddharth revealed.
Siddharth, however, noted that he was not going to let the controversial incident affect the movie, which seems to be drawing good reviews from critics and audiences alike.
"I don’t want to talk about anything to distract the attention. There’s no relation between my film and the issue. I believe my social responsibility will show up in the films I make spending my money," he added.