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Exclusive! Twitter account of Kantara, Ponniyin Selvan actor Kishore NOT suspended but hacked

In an exclusive chat with OTTplay, the actor shares that he is working with the concerned team at Twitter to fix the issue

Exclusive! Twitter account of Kantara, Ponniyin Selvan actor Kishore NOT suspended but hacked
Kishore in a still from Kantara

Last Updated: 02.34 PM, Jan 03, 2023


The Twitter account of popular actor Kishore Kumar G, known for his work in Kantara, Ponniyin Selvan: I, and the Netflix series She, was recently reported to be suspended. Although the actor himself refrained from commenting or disclosing the reason behind it, recent media reports have claimed that the suspension took place because of his political views. Turns out, Kishore's Twitter account was most likely hacked and not suspended by any means, and his political or ideological stance has no bearing on the occurrence.

Speaking to OTTplay about this, Kishore says, "I wasn't aware that my Twitter account was taken down until a friend of mine pointed it out. While I wasn't completely shocked that it was suspended, assuming that my views on political & social matters would be the reason, it came to attention soon enough that my account has been most likely hacked and there is no suspension of any kind from Twitter's end. I have reached out to the concerned people and am expecting the issue to be resolved at the earliest."

Despite being a popular artist across film industries, Kishore has never been reluctant in using the platform of cinema or social media to voice his views about political and social matters. "People in power are elected by us voters and I am not afraid of pulling someone up if I feel something's wrong. I am glad that my stance on such sensitive matters hasn't cost me any acting opportunities because all my collaborators have gracefully kept personal views and professional commitments separate - but one can't be completely sure in this present climate and my opinions could face stiffer backlash," says Kishore.

And if, sooner or later, his political inclinations were to meddle with his professional life, would he feel obligated to retract his statements? "I will never regret expressing my views because I firmly believe that cinema is a medium conceived for the masses and any form of media should represent and stand up for the people. And this being a democracy, it would be incorrect to not speak up - Dr. Rajkumar, the biggest superstar of Kannada Cinema, always rallied for the people and kept their interests in mind," adds Kishore.

On the work front, Kishore had a rather eventful 2022 with multiple high-profile projects in the form of Acharya (Telugu), Kantara, and Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan: I. Known for his versatility and prowess as an actor, Kishore's filmography boasts acting credits in as many as five different film industries: some of his most popular outings include Vetrimaaran's Polladhavan, Aadukalam & Visaranai, Rakshit Shetty's Ulidavaru Kandanthe, Amazon Prime Video series The Family Man (as Imran Pasha), and Netflix original She (as Nayak), among others.

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