Ready to remove scenes: 'Mersal' producers call BJP's opposition justified

Ready to remove scenes: 'Mersal' producers call BJP's opposition justified

Although the Mersal is a movie has grossed around 130 crores and it earned 80 crores in Tamil Nadu. It is expected to hit the screens in both Telugu speaking states soon, as per latest updates.

Earlier, veteran Tamil actors like Kamal Haasan, Sarath Kumar and Arvind Swami too backed the film for its important dialogue on GST.

A day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Tamil Nadu slammed Vijay's new release Mersal for making comments related to contentious Goods and Services Tax (GST), a full-blown political controversy has erupted over the issue with #MersalVsModi hashtag trending on Twitter as support for the filmmakers have been pouring in. The film encountered problems previously when a petitioner had sought interim stay on the movie's release. This controversy emerges after the BJP leaders demanded to cut down the scenes and dialogues over GST and demonetisation from the producer.

"The film producer should remove the untruths regarding the GST from the film", PTI quoted Radhakrishnan as having said. "Dont silence critics. India will shine when it speaks".

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to "interfere" in the Tamil film "Mersal".

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Inside Mersal, there are, some dialogues about GST comparing it with Singapore that has less GST and doing more health benefits to people.

For instance, a character is seen delivering a monologue in which he attacks the government's failure to provide free public welfare, despite the introduction of GST.

Mersal was certified. Dont re-censor it. Dont re-censor it. Counter criticism with logical response.

Soundrajan, who has been opposing the references to the GST, in a tweet said, "MERSAL ridicules Dedicated Doctors disheartened/ambulance drivers shown corrupt/doctors should take 5rupees while the actor gets crores??"

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