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

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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".

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"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.

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