Sarkar row: Police visits AR Murugadoss’ residence, Kollywood biggies lend support to makers

Vijay starrer Sarkar has become a subject of political contention as some scenes in the film have come under the scanner and are being seen as objectionable by AIADMK.

The backlash against Sarkar is now starting to take a political shape but it is being presumed that the issue might get resolved today as the makers are modifying the objectionable scenes.

Deepavali release Sarkar has courted controversy in just a few days after its release. The Vijay starrer has become a subject of political contention as some scenes in the film have come under the scanner and are being seen as objectionable by AIADMK.

After cinema halls were vandalised by members of the ruling party on Thursday afternoon, police officials went to director AR Murugadoss’ residence in the night. The director tweeted, “Police had come to my house late tonight and banged the door several times. Since I was not there they left the premises. Right now I was told there is no police outside my house.”


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Vishal, President of Tamil Film Producers Council, also posted on Twitter, “Police in Dir Murugadoss s home????? For Wat?? Hoping and really hoping that nothin unforeseen happens. Once again. Censor has cleared the film and the content is watched by public.den why all this hue and cry.”

This happened after the makers had already agreed to make the required changes in the film. The makers confirmed to indianexpress.com over a phone call that they will modify the controversial scenes. References to Varalaxmi Sarathkumar’s character Komalavalli will be muted. Komalavalli was the original name of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The makers will also remove a scene which shows director AR Murugadoss throwing state-provided freebies into the fire.

Kamal Hassan also tweeted on Thursday, “It’s not new for this state government to put pressure on filmmakers who have obtained the censor certificate before releasing the film. A government that cannot accept criticism will definitely derail. Only people will win.”

Rajnikanth too condemned the protests against Sarkar. He wrote on Twitter, “After a film is cleared by the censor board for the release, vandalizing cinema halls, tearing down posters demanding particular cuts in the film is against the law. I condemn it.”

The backlash against Sarkar is now starting to take a political shape but it is being presumed that the issue might get resolved today as the makers are modifying the objectionable scenes.

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