The actor known to be a staunch critic of the BJP-establishment, opposed alleged Hindi imposition through the implementation of the New Education Policy 2019 (NEP). Siddharth was caught in the eye of storm for two tweets he posted on this issue. He said, "There is a big difference between a native Tamil speaker learning Hindi vs being forced to study it and write exams in it. I speak 5 languages and understand 10. I wasn't forced to lean them and that's how it should be. India is a mixture of great languages. Leave them be." The Rang De Basanti actor didn't leave it there though, in a follow-up tweet he said, "Nobody from Tamil Nadu needs to learn Hindi forcefully. They will learn it if and when the need arises, as is the case for any language other than the mother tongue. Any Indian who wants to communicate abroad would choose to learn English ahead of Hindi. End of discussion." Siddharth joined the bandwagon of celebrities who were opposed to the NEP.