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

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

"I strongly- condemn this act", the superstar tweeted in Tamil.

Even if a "misinformation" in a film passed the censor test, it "has to be stopped", it said in an apparent defence of the protests against the scenes and the demand for their removal. Meanwhile, the film's director AR Murugadoss has also filed a petition and got anticipatory bail in Madras High Court.

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Several party cadres on Wednesday protested outside various theatres in Tamil Nadu and indulged in damaging the banners of the film and cut-outs of Vijay. It alleged that despite being aware of all these, the intent of the makers of Sarkar was to "incite" people against the government and added that most of the welfare schemes launched during the AIADMK regime were now being followed by some other states.

"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".

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The chief minister also justified the AIADMK workers who had allegedly vandalised Sarkar posters.

"Top star, give a frank response". A government that can't face criticism can go off the tangent.

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When asked about AIADMK's opposition to "Sarkar", Mr Palaniswami said the issue has been settled. 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. It is directed by AR Murugadoss and has music by Oscar victor AR Rahman. In that scene, he's seen throwing a mixer-grinder into a fire with the picture of the chief minister.

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