Distributors, theatre owners agree to clip 'offensive' scenes from Vijay's Sarkar

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Distributors, theatre owners agree to clip 'offensive' scenes from Vijay's Sarkar

There have been protests by AIADMK workers in the state against the film.

In a related legal development, the Madras High Court Friday restrained the police from arresting the film's director A R Murugadoss till November 27. They also said that the objectionable content was already censored by the makers.

"Sarkar", released on November 6, has reportedly had a very good opening, ringing in cash at the box office. Now, as the makers of the film Sun Pictures Tweeted, police have been at the director's home to arrest him. It also said that no viewer was offended by what they saw.

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". In that scene, he's seen throwing a mixer-grinder into a fire with the picture of the chief minister.

"We believe they (Sarkar team) have realised that they have hurt people's sentiments and have come forward to remove the scenes.it is welcome".

"The protests (against the film) will not continue", he told reporters here. These scenes, that have drawn criticism, include a purported dig at welfare schemes made popular by late Chief Ministers, M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa.

"We have nothing to do with the film or Vijay", Raju said describing the star as a "dear friend".

Meanwhile, Rajinikanth "strongly condemned" the demands for deletion of the scenes.

Anyway, such controversy is no new of the director and the hero for their last Mersal faced similar issues which only added publicity and looks like even Sarkar is getting there.

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