Vijay's Sarkar has finally given up under the huge 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. He took it on his official Twitter handle and wrote that "When the censor board has cleared the film, holding protests and demanding for removal scenes is against the law".
Tamil Nadu politics turned ugly on Thursday night after a sensational tweet by Sun Pictures, the makers of controversial film Sarkar, said that cops had arrived at the residence of film director AR Murugadoss to arrest him.
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.
According to Shanmugam, the actor is instigating violence against the government "under the guise of the movie".
Like the superstar, universal hero Kamal Haasan too came in support of "Sarkar" movie.
"Governments that does not have the guts to accept criticisms will derail".
Meanwhile, the Madras High Court ordered the Tamil Nadu police not to arrest "Sarkar" movie Director A.R. Murugadoss who had approached it seeking anticipatory bail.
The AIADMK ministers demanded deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.