Rajinikanth condemns unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'

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The ruling AIADMK had demanded that the filmmakers edit all the scenes from the film that are critical of the party and Jayalalithaa.

According to Tamil film industry sources, "relevant scenes" in "Sarkar" have been removed and the theatres will now start screening the "edited" version.

"Sarkar" controversies are still continuing and now it has become Vijay fans vs AIADMK leaders in Tamil Nadu.

Defending the protests, Raju said AIADMK workers "ranging from an ordinary cadre to the Chief Minister (K Palaniswami)", consider Jayalalithaa as their "God". However, an insider at Sun Pictures tells us that the situation could very well escalate and lead to an arrest of the director. A government that can't face criticism can go off the tangent. Continuing to grow strong on Day 5, the Vijay starrer has crossed the Rs 150 crore mark worldwide.

Defending the attacks on Sarkar by the AIADMK members, the party mouthpiece said the freebies "are like the reservation system that was brought to bridge the poor-rich divide". 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".

Produced by Sun Pictures, the film stars Vijay and Keerthi Suresh in key roles with Oscar victor A R Rahman scoring the music. These videos, that have now gone viral on YouTube and WhatsApp, fans of Vijay are seen setting fire to mixies and grinders with stickers of the late AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.

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