Mersal: Police complaint filed against Vijay for hurting ‘Hindu sentiments’

Mersal was in the midst of a controversy after the Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded the removal of certain dialogues, which take a dig at the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Digital India programme.

regional movies Updated: Oct 24, 2017 09:09 IST
Asian News International, Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
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Vijay stars in Mersal as the lead actor.

A police complaint has been filed against Tamil actor Vijay for allegedly hurting ‘Hindu sentiments’ through his latest film, Atlee’s action romance Mersal.

Mersal was in the midst of a controversy after the Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded the removal of certain dialogues, which take a dig at the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Digital India programme.

The issue got further communalised when a BJP member said that Vijay took an anti-GST stance only because he is a Christian.

Meanwhile, TN president Tamilisai Soundarajan and Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan have been demanding that the “incorrect” references be deleted from the big-budget flick.

However, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, his senior colleague P Chidambaram, DMK working president MK Stalin, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, veteran actor Kamal Haasan and a host of Tamil cinema industry representatives supported the cast and crew of the film.

Mersal, directed by Atlee, also features Samantha, Nithya Menon and Kajal Aggarwal. The film released worldwide on October 18.

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First Published: Oct 24, 2017 09:09 IST