Nawazuddin Siddiqui pulls out of event after Shiv Sena protest
The Ramleela program featuring Nawazuddin has been cancelled following opposition by some activists belonging to radical Shiv Sena, reports said.
The organisers had to cancel the programme after the activists approached them and expressed their displeasure over Nawazuddin’s participation, he added.
The actor, known for his critically-acclaimed performances in many Hindi blockbusters, however, has not lost hope and promised his fans that he will return next year.
“My childhood dream could not come true, but will definitely be a part of Ramleela next year. Check the rehearsals,” he tweeted with a link of the rehearsal video.
Nawazuddin did not comment on the people who were against his appearance on the stage, saying he had to cancel his appearance to “maintain peace” in the village.
“There were some technical issues. I got the order that I should not do it as it was important to maintain peace in the village,” he told a news channel.
Siddiqui has been countering allegations of assault and dowry harassment levelled by his sister-in-law against him and his family. And now, after he had agreed to play a small role in the local Ramlila of his hometown, the performance was stopped by the Shiv Sena, who objected to ‘a Muslim actor being on stage in the Ramlila’
My childhood dream could not come true, but will definitely be a part of Ramleela next year.
Check the rehearsals. pic.twitter.com/euOYSgsm3F
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) October 6, 2016