Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Sarkar Controversy Reaction Thalapathy Vijay AR Murugadoss

Deanna Kelley
November 10, 2018

Meanwhile, the film's director AR Murugadoss has also filed a petition and got anticipatory bail in Madras High Court. The ruling AIADMK party has opposed some of the scenes in the film and filed a complaint in the Madras High Court.

The controversy started after Sarkar starring Vijay hit cinemas on Tuesday, evoking angry reactions from the Tamil Nadu's EPS government.

According to the latest update, this move has calmed down the AIADMK leaders who had threatened the makers of Sarkar with dire consequences.

Chennai: Tamil film "superstar" Rajinikanth has lashed out at the ruling AIADMK for protesting against certain scenes in Vijay starrer Sarkar, released on Deepavali and questioned the rationale behind the protest against a film cleared by the censor board.

"While we don't know how many scenes have been deleted, we can say for sure that the objectionable scene on mixer and grinder being burnt has been removed", they said. It also said that no viewer was offended by what they saw.

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Vijay's Sarkar has finally given up under the enormous pressure from the ruling AIADMK and its makers have agreed to edit parts of the movie seen critical of the ruling party, and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa who died in 2016.

"We have nothing to do with the film or Vijay", he said, even as he described the star as a 'dear friend'.

The AIADMK ministers demanded deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.

Law Minister C Ve Shanmugham had said certain scenes amounted to inciting violence and warned of "action".

However, the makers of the film Sun Picture are yet to officially announce if they are muting scenes.

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