Tamil superstar Rajinikanth Friday lashed out at the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu for its protests against certain scenes in actor Vijay's Diwali release "Sarkar", questioning the rationale behind protesting against a film certified by the Censor Board.
In heightening tensions over the Vijay-starrer film that has rankled the ruling dispensation in the state, its director AR Murugadoss had sought anticipatory bail from the Madras High Court. The police later clarified that the cops had not gone to Murugadoss' residence to arrest him as no FIR has been registered against the director.
On Thursday night, Murugadoss had tweeted about the presence of police outside his house. Since I was not there they left the premises.
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Rights groups and media advocates have expressed concerns about the freedom of expression in the country . Mr Balile said conversations underlined the disappearance of a journalist Azory Gwanda.
Amid the growing outrage among the party supporters against the film and more threats coming in on theater owners each day, the makers of Sarkar reportedly agreed to mute or remove few controversial scenes. On one hadn it has been making and breaking records with its box office collection, on the other, some scenes from the film are being compared with terrorist activity aimed at instigating violence against the state government. "A complaint was also lodged against the director with the CCB police", the petitioner said.
Sarkar, which released on November 7, has scenes that criticise the previous Tamil Nadu government led by the late J Jayalalithaa.