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Sarkar controversy: AR Murugadoss rubbishes arrest rumours

Sarkar controversy: AR Murugadoss rubbishes arrest rumours

Following pressure from the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, three cuts from AR Murugadoss' Deepavali release Sarkar have been made after state-wide protests from the ruling party. "To protest for the removal of certain scenes from the movie after the Censor Board issued certification, and destroying banners are against the law". The scene is a swipe at the freebie culture that exists in Tamil Nadu.

The makers of "Sarkar" had agreed to remove "objectionable" scenes and "mute" an apparent reference to the late J Jayalalithaa, an industry body said on Thursday, as the movie faced a backlash from the ruling AIADMK over depiction of its welfare schemes and its leader. We will also take this to the attention of the Chief Minister.

They also opposed the usage of the name "Komalavalli" for the antagonist, played by Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, claiming that Komalavalli was Jayalalithaa's birth name and that the movie shows her in a bad light.

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Madras High Court on Friday restrained Tamil Nadu police from arresting "Sarkar" movie director AR Murugadoss till 27th of November.

The AIADMK is critical of the scene as former CM J Jayalalithaa back in 2011 gave away mixies, table fans and grinders, and interestingly they had the pictures of the CM on them.

Now the official Twitter handle of Sun Pictures has tweeted that the police arrived at AR Murugadoss' residence to arrest him, but left after enquiring about him since he was not there.


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