Siddharth, who is awaiting the release of the upcoming Disney+ Hotstar Escaype Live web series, spoke about the portrayal of non-Hindi characters in the films. In an interview, he said that if there are characters who don’t speak Hindi, there is a habit of making caricatures of them. In the show, Siddharth plays a Kannadiga man who is referred to as Malayali by his colleague in the show’s trailer. Read more: Paparazzo slams Siddharth’s ‘disgusting mental state’ after his tweet to Saina Nehwal, announces boycott; she reacts
Siddharth opened up about the portrayal of non-Hindi speaking characters in our films with an interview with Indian Express. “Since the age of comedians, (we’ve had) actors like Mehmood, who did unrealistic and weird performances that were very popular at that time. But today you feel weird watching them. There’s had Mithun Chakraborty playing Krishnan Iyer and selling coconut water. In those days, liberties were taken in the name of entertainment. It’s all clichés. That’s not how people talk. Today , if I do something like that to a Kannada or Kashmiri character, social media is going to have a blast,” he said.
Escaype Livemarks Siddharth’s return to Hindi language content. In 2019, he starred in Netflix’s dystopian drama Leila, directed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar.
His new show, Escaype Live, is a Hindi-language sci-fi thriller web series created and directed by Siddharth Kumar Tewary. It will premiere May 20 on Disney+ Hotstar. Along with Siddharth, it stars Jaaved Jaaferi, Shweta Tripathi, Swastika Mukherjee, Plabita Borthakur and Waluscha De Sousa. The show revolves around how social media has taken over lives.
Speaking about Escaype Live and why he picked it up, Siddharth said: “Escaype Live is about how social media is the same monster that affects everyone, whether poor or rich, wherever you have the choice to react and how you do it.” In the series, Siddharth plays Krishna Rangaswamy, a character he has described as completely opposite to him. He said he had to play the character with empathy.
Siddharth will next be seen in Shankar’s next Tamil magnum opus, Indian 2, starring Kamal Haasan.