Sarkar Bow Down to AIADMK Pressure, Agree to Cuts

Danny Woods
November 10, 2018

He particularly pointed out at the government backing Vijay when his film "Mersal" ran into trouble with the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) ahead of its release previous year.

There have been protests by AIADMK workers in the state against the film.

Meanwhile MInister Kadambur Raju has announced that since the controversial scenes have been removed from "Sarkar" and the film has been re-censored the problem is over from the ADMK side. It also said that no viewer was offended by what they saw.

Earlier in the day, Tamil "Superstar" Rajinikanth threw his weight behind Vijay, questioning the AIADMK's rationale in protesting against a film certified by the censor board. "So the issue has come to an end", Raju said.

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AIADMK has alleged that scenes in the movie criticise previous Tamil Nadu Government of J Jayalalithaa.

"We believe they (Sarkar team) have realised that they have hurt people's sentiments and have come forward to remove the scenes.it is welcome". He said the party's opposition had nothing to do with criticism of the government. He condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film's banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film.

The said scene features director A. R. Murugadoss making a special guest appearance and disposing a mixer bearing veteran actor Pala. State ministers had called for the deletion of these scenes and threatened to take the legal route against the film, even as protests erupted in different parts of the state. The film is produced by the Kalanithi Maran-owned Sun Pictures, and also stars Keerthy Suresh and Radharavi.

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