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Vijay's Sarkar vs TN Sarkar: AIADMK thanks makers for 'agreeing' to cuts

Vijay's Sarkar vs TN Sarkar: AIADMK thanks makers for 'agreeing' to cuts

The ruling AIADMK party members who are part of the state cabinet threatened the makers of "Sarkar" to take legal action if the objectionable scenes are not removed with immediate effect.

The other reason for the ruling party opposing the movie is the name of a character "Komalavalli" which they say is the birth name of their late leader Jayalalithaa.

AIADMK has alleged that scenes in the movie criticise previous Tamil Nadu Government of J Jayalalithaa. A scene where a mixer grinder was being burnt has been deleted.

"We have nothing to do with the film or Vijay", Raju said describing the star as a "dear friend".

While rightly conceding that there was no relationship between the state government and the Central Board of Film Certification, Raju, however, said, "But still, it has come to our attention".




"In future, filmmakers should avoid including scenes that would hurt the sentiments, especially relating to Amma's (Jayalalithaa's) sacrifices and hardwork", he said. He "strongly condemned" the demands for deletion of scenes.

Tamil Nadu Law minister CV Shanmugam was quoted by Times Now, "Through this movie, an attempt is made to instigate violence in society".

Anyway, such controversy is no new of the director and the hero for their last Mersal faced similar issues which only added publicity and looks like even Sarkar is getting there.

AR Murugadoss directed "Sarkar", a political thriller, hit the screens on Tuesday.

Despite entering the 100 crore club in a span of two days, Sarkar starring "Thalapathy" Vijay, Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar alongside Radha Ravi, Pala.