Tamil Nadu law minister Shanmugam condemns Vijay's 'Sarkar'

Baahubali 2's Record

Baahubali 2's Record

In response to the controversy, the Sarkar team has now agreed to remove the specific scene from the film with the newly edited version planned to be played in theatres from today (November 9) afternoon.

Sarkar, which has been breaking box office records ever since its release on Tuesday, came under the scanner after ruling party AIADMK found certain scenes objectionable. They are alleging that certain scenes in the movie criticize the previous Tamil Nadu Govt led by J Jayalalithaa.

Tamil Nadu Law minister CV Shanmugam was quoted by Times Now, "Through this movie, an attempt is made to instigate violence in society".

Earlier in the day, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan tweeted: "It is nothing new for the state government to exert illegal political pressure on movies that got proper certification".

More news: Lewis Hamilton unimpressed by plans to add more races to F1 calendar
More news: Ariana Grande Trips, Tears Up In Delightful 'Thank U, Next' Performance
More news: Ottawa Senators players caught on camera mocking coaches, team during Uber ride

"Governments that does not have the guts to accept criticisms will derail. The businessmen group will go and the good people who would come to power will win", Kamal Haasan said.

The Madras High Court Friday restrained police from arresting director of Tamil film 'Sarkar' AR Murugadoss till November 27 on complaints related to some scenes opposed by the ruling AIADMK in the state.

The AIADMK was up in arms against "Sarkar" with senior AIADMK ministers demanding deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.

Recommended News

  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United did nothing to win the game

    Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United did nothing to win the game

    I just made a little thing. "We played a fantastic game, to our top level, as we can not be any better than this". It didn't take a lot to convince Ashley Young. "And it is a great joy for me because we won against a super team".

    "We All Just Trampled", California Bar Shooting Survivor Recalls

    Reports said there were around a 100 patrons inside the nightclub when the shooting began. "It appears he walked up to the scene". A sheriff's captain says eleven people were shot late Wednesday when a suspect opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar.
    Who says we can't fix things? We are closing the ozone hole!

    Who says we can't fix things? We are closing the ozone hole!

    An amendment to the Montreal Protocol that goes into effect next year would cut use of some of those gases. Banned CFC emissions are increasing in China , but the Chinese government has promised to fix the problem.
  • Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom  with the Mi 8 Pro

    Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom with the Mi 8 Pro

    The first batch of devices to get the stable China ROM update included Mi 6X, Mi 8 SE, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6 series etc. HDR results are especially impressive with the Mi 8 Pro , while Xiaomi has also added some bonus features including a Pro mode.
    Sheriff: Reports of active shooter at Topsail High School in North Carolina

    Sheriff: Reports of active shooter at Topsail High School in North Carolina

    A parent told WWAY the school district announced that all schools on the eastern side of Pender County are on lockdown. Students that were already on buses were transported to the Lowes Foods across from the school.
    Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

    Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

    Morris particularly criticized the Trump administration for ignoring the recognized effects of the pipeline on climate change . No immediate impact in oil markets is seen, as the pipeline isn't scheduled to come online for years regardless of the ruling.
  • Scientists have forced the fungi to produce electricity

    Scientists have forced the fungi to produce electricity

    And this will solve the problem, which is not allowed to use them to generate electricity , reports Around the world. Imagine needles sticking into a single cell to access electrical signals inside it, explains Mannoor.
    Tens of Thousands Flee Fast-Moving California Wildfire (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

    Tens of Thousands Flee Fast-Moving California Wildfire (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

    The entire town had been evacuated earlier, with traffic backing up throughout the area as residents try to get to safety. McLean said that by the middle of the day, there was so much smoke in the air, it looked like it was nighttime.

    Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp engaged

    Congratulations to rocker John Mellencamp and his longtime girlfriend, actress Meg Ryan , who are engaged to be married. The duo have been back together since 2017 - sparking engagement rumors around the same time.
  • Protesters In Bay Area, Nationwide Seek To Protect Russia Investigation

    Protesters In Bay Area, Nationwide Seek To Protect Russia Investigation

    West Wing sources said they are "worried" about Trump Jr as they fear Mueller will be able to snare him on perjury. Trump, who denies any collusion, has long complained about the probe, calling it a witch-hunt.
    Japanese TV cancels BTS show over band member's A-bomb shirt

    Japanese TV cancels BTS show over band member's A-bomb shirt

    Hundreds of thousands of people were killed instantly and many more died in the years to come as a result of radiation sickness. It is unclear when exactly Jimin wore the shirt in question, but pictures of him in it started circulating online in October.
    Formula One confirm Hanoi Grand Prix

    Formula One confirm Hanoi Grand Prix

    It will be the first time that the nation of Vietnam ever hosts an F1 race, and is a moment of pride for Vietnam and indeed the rest of Asia.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.