With films being blamed for real life violence including the recent murder of techie Swathi, actor Siddharth, known for his interest in social issues, has come out with a series of tweets.
“We’ve been selling a terrible dream in our films for long. That any man can get the woman he wants just by wanting her enough. Must change!” he said.
“When a woman stalks a man in our films she’s a vamp. When a man does it he is a hero. It’s a complicated discussion. But it needs to be had,” he wrote.
Siddharth was born to a Tamil-speaking family in Chennai, India.He began his education at DAV Boys’ Senior Secondary School, Chennai and then studied at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi.
He subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from Kirori Mal College, New Delhi. Siddharth participated extensively in extra-curricular activities during college, serving as the president of the college’s debating society and attending the World Debating Championships.
He then went on to complete his MBA from S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, while also ultimately winning a speaking skills competition which earned him the CNBC Manager of the year award in 1999.