Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan condemn unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'

A still from the film 'Sarkar'. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 09, 2018, 09.26 AM (IST)

Superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan on Friday tweeted in support of actor Vijay`s latest Tamil film "Sarkar". The duo also condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film`s banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film.

"Sarkar", a political thriller directed by A.R. Murugadoss, hit the screens on Tuesday. Ever since its release, many AIADMK ministers and party cadres expressed their displeasure over certain scenes in the film and indulged in damaging the banners of the film and cut-outs of actor Vijay.

Several party cadres on Wednesday protested outside various theatres in Tamil Nadu and demanded certain scenes to be removed from the film.

Rajinikanth lashed out against these acts. He took to Twitter and wrote in Tamil: "To protest for the removal of certain scenes from the movie and stop it from being screened after the Censor Board has certified it is against the law. I strongly condemn this act."

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On Thursday, actor-politician Kamal Haasan had also strongly objected the actions of AIADMK government regarding the issue.

"It isn`t new for this government to act and pressurize against a film like Sarkar, which has completed its censor formalities properly. A government that can`t face criticism can go off the tangent. Commercialised politicians will soon vanish and the good people would win," Haasan tweeted.

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If the grapevine is anything to go by, "Sarkar" team has agreed to mute scenes that have been termed controversial.

However, the makers of the film Sun Picture are yet to officially announce if they are muting scenes.

Despite opening to mixed reviews and getting embroiled in controversies, "Sarkar" managed to gross over Rs 100 crore in just two days at the box-office.

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Several AIADMK party cadres on Wednesday protested outside various theatres in Tamil Nadu and demanded certain scenes to be removed from the filmR