Rajini, Kamal and Vishal support 'Sarkar', say movie certified by CBFC

The movie ‘Sarkar’ has invited sharp criticism from the ruling AIADMK for scenes that allegedly depict it in a bad light and insults the former CM J Jayalalithaa.
Rajini, Kamal and Vishal support 'Sarkar', say movie certified by CBFC
Rajini, Kamal and Vishal support 'Sarkar', say movie certified by CBFC
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Reacting to the rumours that Chennai police had reached the residence of Sarkar director AR Murugadoss on Thursday night to arrest him, actors Rajinikanth and Vishal came out in support of the movie as well as the director. While both the actors took to Twitter to express their support, Rajinikanth wrote that it was illegal to protest against the movie, demanding to remove some of its scenes even after the Censor Board has certified it.

“After the Censor Board has certified the movie and released it, it is illegal to protest demanding removal of scenes from the movie and damaging the banners. I strongly condemn these actions,” read the tweet.

Panic spread after a tweet by Sun Pictures, the producer of Sarkar, late on Thursday night, which stated that the police were at the director’s residence to arrest him. Reacting to this, actor Vishal, the general secretary of Nadigar Sangam, also tweeted in support of the movie.

His tweet mentioned that once a movie is cleared for viewing and once the public views it, there was no need to create a ruckus. “Police in director Murugadoss’s home? For what? Hoping and really hoping that nothing unforeseen happens. Once again, Censor (Board) has cleared the film and the content is watched by public. Then why all this hue and cry?,” Vishal tweeted.

Earlier during the day, actor Kamal Haasan had also expressed his support for the movie by tweeting that it was not new for the current government to apply undue pressure on a movie that criticises it.

Sarkar, which released on November 6, has found itself in the middle of controversies due to certain scenes in the movie. The movie has invited sharp criticism from various parts of the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, with Law Minister CVe Shanmugam threatening legal action against the director.

The AIADMK also led several protests across the state demanding the movie not be screened until the controversial scenes are removed from it. Owing to the protests, several shows were cancelled across the state on Thursday.

A complaint has also been filed with the Chennai city Police Commissioner, urging him to act against AR Murugadoss under section 124A (Sedition) of the IPC for insulting the state government.

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