Sarkar Bow Down to AIADMK Pressure, Agree to Cuts

Baahubali 2's Record

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However, the Madras High Court has told the police to refrain from arresting the filmmaker till November 27.

AR Murugadoss directed "Sarkar", a political thriller, hit the screens on Tuesday.

Vijay's 2017 film "Mersal" too had ran into a controversy after BJP objected to some scenes critical of GST among others.

The counsel also informed the judge that the objectionable portions had already been removed from the film.

AIADMK workers staged protests against the film Thursday after several ministers took exception to scenes in the film criticising welfare schemes and a reference to late chief minister J Jayalalithaa. Ever since its release, many AIADMK ministers and party cadres expressed their displeasure over certain scenes in the film.

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However, recently in an interview, TTV Dhinakaran revealed that Komalavalli is not the birth name of Jayalalithaa.

The filmmakers will release the new version, which is trimmed by.05 seconds with three cuts - beeping Komala out of the name Komalavalli; scene of mixer and grinder being trimmed and the term "Podhupani thurai" being muted. "So the issue has come to an end", Raju said. Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur C Raju said, "We believe they (Sarkar team) have realised that they have hurt people's sentiments and have come forward to remove the scenes.it is welcome".

According to trade analysts, the film is unstoppable in the US.

Meanwhile, Rajinikanth "strongly condemned" the demands for deletion of the scenes.

He had approached the court after state ministers voiced their opposition to the movie with Law Minister Shanmugam threatening legal action. Now, as the makers of the film Sun Pictures Tweeted, police have been at the director's home to arrest him.

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