Controversial scenes of 'Sarkar' cut, AIADMK relents

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Tamil Nadu politics turned ugly on Thursday night after a sensational tweet by Sun Pictures, the makers of controversial film Sarkar, said that cops had arrived at the residence of film director AR Murugadoss to arrest him.

Since the beginning "Sarkar" is surrounded by sea of controversies.

Chennai: Tamil film "superstar" Rajinikanth has lashed out at the ruling AIADMK for protesting against certain scenes in Vijay starrer Sarkar, released on Deepavali and questioned the rationale behind the protest against a film cleared by the censor board. This protest, which led to multiple shows of the film being cancelled in Madurai, Kovai andChennai, does not seem to have affected the box office collection of the film on Day 3.

After the party members staged protests in various parts of Tamil Nadu, the makers gave in to the political pressure and removed all controversial references from the film. The director has filed an anticipatory bail petition after being apprehensive of being arrested in connection to the "objectionable" scenes.

The other reason for the ruling party opposing the movie is the name of a character "Komalavalli" which they say is the birth name of their late leader Jayalalithaa. "So the issue has come to an end", Raju said.

The AIADMK took strong exception to scenes showing mixer-grinder and fans being burnt, seen as an obvious affront to its flagship scheme of providing these goods free of cost to people, fulfilling an electoral promise made by Jayalalithaa in 2011.

"We have nothing to do with the film or Vijay", he said, even as he described the star as a 'dear friend'.

He had approached the court after state ministers voiced their opposition to the movie with Law Minister Shanmugam threatening legal action.