Makers of the upcoming Tamil movie "Meesaya Muruku" have reportedly decided to remove the words 'Sait ji', commonly used to address traders, from one of its songs after it was uploaded on YouTube.
The Times of India reported that this move was taken on a representation sent to the movie's producer by Ashok G Lodha of Shri All India Shwetamber Sthanakwasi Jain Conference stating that "it was a classic example of abuse of the (Jain) community in the name of creativity and art."
"The song has touched new lows...Many words used are abusive and accuse our community of many wrongdoings. It accuses Jains of charging meter vaddi and spitting beeda. The song also denigrated women of the community along with its food habits and origins," TOI quotes the letter as stating.
The film bankrolled by actor-filmmaker Sundar C, also marks the directorial and acting debut in a lead role of Aadhi from the Hip-Hop Tamizha duo.
"Meesaya Murukku is a college love story which has all the elements of a commercial film. Vivekh sir is doing an important role," Aadhi had earlier said in an interview.
Actress Aathmika also stars in the film.