Sarkar Film Row: Director AR Murugadoss applies for anticipatory bail

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"The protests will not continue", he said.

According to the latest update, this move has calmed down the AIADMK leaders who had threatened the makers of Sarkar with dire consequences.

While rightly conceding that there was no relationship between the state government and the Central Board of Film Certification, Raju, however, said, "But still, it has come to our attention". He said the party's opposition had nothing to do with criticism of the government.

The 2 scenes that have been agreed to be removed include removing of the name "Komalavalli", which AIADMK claims is the birth name of J Jayalalithaa.

"In future, filmmakers should avoid including scenes that would hurt the sentiments, especially relating to Amma's (Jayalalithaa's) sacrifices and hardwork", he said. The film released on 3000 screens, with Kerala - which is one of the strongest regions for actor Vijay - screening 1763 shows on Day 1.Sarkar is the second highest opener in India with Thugs of Hindostan, which released on Thursday, on numero uno position with an opening collection of Rs 52.25 crore.

The film with Vijay and Keerthi Suresh in the lead roles, was directed by AR Murugadoss and the music was set to tune by Oscar victor AR Rahman.

Vijay's 2017 film "Mersal" too had ran into a controversy after BJP objected to some scenes critical of GST among others.

The AIADMK ministers demanded deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply. In that scene, he's seen throwing a mixer-grinder into a fire with the picture of the chief minister. Shanmugam compared the scenes (burning of freebies) in the movie with terrorist activity aimed at instigating violence against the state government.

Sarkar is produced by Sun Pictures with music composed by ARRahman.

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