Ayazuddin Siddiqui, the brother of actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, has been accused of offending the Hindu sentiments with a vulgarized Facebook post. A complaint has been filed against him with the police with the allegations of hurting the sentiments of the people. However, he has denied that his attention was to offend the Hindu community, as he wrote on his Facebook page, that people should not derogatory pictures like this, that people seem to think he was indirectly trying to attack Lord Shiva by actually including the picture in the caption. He has alleged that police filed a complaint against him, rather than catching the people who created the photograph. He had only commented on the photograph, to not post it on social media platforms.
The police are now trying to seek the source of the photograph. They are also of the opinion that Ayazuddin didn’t actually want to make any derogatory comments against the religion, but he might have copied the picture by mistake, which made it look like he posted it with the snarky comment.
Nawazuddin is one of the most lauded actors in Bollywood, with critical and audience appreciation. He is going to star in the first Indian official Netflix series, named Sacred Games, alongside Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte. The series is directed by Indian indie auteurs, Anurag Kashyap and Vikarmaditya Motewane. He also got acclaim for his performance in the biographical drama, Manto, which premiered last month in the prestigious Cannes film festival, directed by Nandita Das. He has faced backlash from the Hindu community before, when he was not able to perform in the Hindu tradition of Ramlila in his hometown, because he is from Hindu religion, which had also created a lot of controversy on the social media about the actor and his craft.