Saturday's statement comes days after BJP's state President Tamilisai Soundrajan and other senior leaders demanded the removal of scenes that had taken a dig at the Centre's initiatives including Digital India and GST. "I demand that the police take action against Raja for watching a pirated version of a new film and arrest him", Sampath said.
Replying to Chidambaram's tweet, Tamil Nadu BJP leader and national secretary H Raja said if that were to happen, people would not allow the government to run temples by quoting a popular dialogue from it. "Mersal was certified. Don't re-censor it. Counter-criticism with a logical response".
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The Congress flayed the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for demanding deletion of remarks on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation in the Tamil movie "Mersal" (irrigation) released on Wednesday. Now, few of the people from BJP party demand to remove this scene from the film. In his monologue, Vijay is seen referring to Singapore, which levies only 7% GST and can afford to provide free healthcare services. "The film producer should remove the untruths regarding GST from the film", Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan told on Friday.
Raja had earlier said that he was also trying to establish if the producer of Tamil film, Mersal, Hema Rukmani, too was a Christian. Dont silence critics. India will shine when it speaks.
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Incidentally, Parasakti was a film that was penned by DMK leader Karunanidhi, which had late Shivaji Ganesan in the lead role.
Joining the bandwagon of celebrities, Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday threw his weight behind Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Mersal, which is in the middle of a political storm since its theatrical release.
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He further added, "Notice to film makers: Law is coming, you can only make documentaries praising government's policies".