Vijay Fans Burn and Smash Freebies After Cuts in ‘Sarkar’

Posted November 11, 2018

Later Raju informed the media that the AIADMK was withdrawing its protests against the film. Many AIADMK ministers and party cadres were visibly unhappy with certain scenes in the film as they felt that the film was an attack on the former chief minister, J Jayalalithaa.

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Chennai: After declaring truce with actor Vijay and his latest hit Sarkar, the AIADMK has now turned its ire towards superstar Rajinikanth for criticising the attacks on the film that has been certified by the censors for exhibition. Yesterday, ADMK loyalists vandalized the premises of few theaters screening Sarkar in the state and after the incident, night shows were canceled. Vijay's AR Murugadoss directorial "Sarkar" is facing the heat and the makers had to remove a scene and also mute another scene in the movie. So the issue has come to an end.

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The chief minister also justified the AIADMK workers who had allegedly vandalised Sarkar posters. A government that can't face criticism can go off the tangent. Palaniswami said when schemes brought about by political leaders are belittled, party men would respond. The AIADMK has been protesting since the Diwali release of the movie with senior ministers demanding deletion of the objectionable scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply. Continuing to grow strong on Day 5, the Vijay starrer has crossed the Rs 150 crore mark worldwide. Its tweet read, "Police reach director AR Murugadoss residence to arrest him".

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Vijay's 2017 film "Mersal" too had ran into a controversy after BJP objected to some scenes critical of GST among others.