Controversial Sarkar Scenes Cut, No More AIADMK Protests: Minister

Baahubali 2's Record

Baahubali 2's Record

After the party members staged protests in various parts of Tamil Nadu, the makers gave in to the political pressure and removed all controversial references from the film. It also said that no viewer was offended by what they saw. Several AIADMK supporters say that some of the episodes criticize Tamil Nadu Ex-Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. "So the issue has come to an end", Raju said.

The cuts effected were "voluntary" with the approval of the Central Board of Film Certification, they said.

"We have nothing to do with the film or Vijay", he said, even as he described the star as a 'dear friend'. He too tweeted that a government that can't accept criticism can go off the tangent.

"It is against the law to hold protests seeking removal of some scenes from a Censor board certified film and trying to stall the screening and damaging the banners", he tweeted.

The AIADMK ministers demanded deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.

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

However, T-Nagar DCP told a news portal that there was no question of arrest since there was no FIR filed against the filmmaker. Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu and Radha Ravi played lead roles in Sarkar that is produced by Sun Pictures.

He particularly pointed out at the government backing Vijay when his film "Mersal" ran into trouble with the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) ahead of its release past year.

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