‘Mersal’ producers ready to cut controversial scenes

Chennai, Oct 22: After facing flak from the Tamil Nadu unit of BJP over Tamil movie “Mersal”, the film production firm Sri Thenandal Films on Saturday said it is willing to delete those scenes that have “created misunderstanding”.

The company said in statement”If some views that creates a misunderstanding need to be removed then we are ready for that.”

As per the Sri Thenandal Films, in the BJP’s view their opposition to the movie is justified.

The BJP had demanded removal of critical remarks over GST and Digital India in “Mersal”, that stars Vijay.

Clarifications regarding the controversial parts of the film have been given to the leaders of BJP and they have accepted the same, the statement said.

Earlier, DMK Working President M.K. Stalin criticised the BJP for demanding the cuts, saying its attempt to muzzle criticism was against democratic principles.

In a tweet, Stalin posted: “BJP’s attempt to muzzle criticism is contrary to democratic principles. The DMK always stands for freedom of speech & creative expression.”

Actor Kamal Haasan, said “‘Mersal’ was certified. Dont re-censor it. Counter criticism with logical response. Don’t silence critics. India will shine when it speaks.”

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the BJP’s demand for removal of dialogues critical of the GST from “Mersal”.

Wefornews Bureau 

 

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