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​Indian 2 actor Siddharth says he didn't ask for special treatment at Madurai airport; adds he is moving on from the incident

​The actor requested everyone to not make any agenda against him or anyone for the reportage of the incident

​Indian 2 actor Siddharth says he didn't ask for special treatment at Madurai airport; adds he is moving on from the incident
  • P SangeethaTeam OTTplay

Last Updated: 07.18 AM, Dec 29, 2022

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​Ever since Siddharth had claimed that his family was allegedly harassed and asked to speak in Hindi at the Madurai airport, the clamour for Stop Hindi imposition has only grown stronger. While Madurai MP Su Venkatesan has requested the Madurai airport authorities to conduct an enquiry into the allegations made by Siddharth, many others have come out in support of the actor stating that speaking in Hindi to a person who doesn't speak the language is harassment.

Earlier today, Siddharth put up  a long post in which he stated that he had flown in and out of the Madurai airport multiple times and that he had never faced any issue so far. In an elaborate explanation about the incident, Siddharth wrote, "I was travelling with my family this time. Three elders, two young children, and a few adults. The CISF individual who sat behind the glass kept scrutinising our IDs repeatedly including the children's passports. He looked at my face and Aadhaar card and shouted, "yeh tum ho"? When I told him it was me and asked him why he asked me that question when my ID looks exactly like I do, he said he had doubts.

He added, "Then the next individual shouted at us asking, "Hindi samajhte hain na?" And before we answered, he rudely said that he would throw out any ipads or phones that he found."

Siddharth said that he told the authorities there were elders in the group and requested to be gentle with them. He added that he asked if something was wrong and why they were talking to us so rudely. He stated that after sometime he protested that this was harassment as the authorities were shouting at them ever since they entered the airport and requested them to speak in English. "The reply I got was ,"Dekho, in India these are rules and regulations. (sic)."

The Indian 2 actor finally requested that no agenda be made against me or anyone else for this reportage. "I didn't ask for special treatment. All that was expected was courtesy and kindness to elders. You would have felt and said exactly what I did if it came down to your parents. Wouldn't you? (sic)."