Kamal Haasan, in a strongly-worded Tweet, said that a government that cannot take criticisms will eventually be ruined. The actor spoke in support of Tamil film Sarkar that is embroiled in controversy now.
Chennai: While Tamil film Sarkar, featuring Vijay, has courted controversy with AIADMK expressing its displeasure, actor-politician Kamal Haasan has come in support of the film.
AIADMK leaders have claimed that the film portrays their party in poor light. They have begun protesting and even vandalising theatres across Tamil Nadu.
Kamal Haasan Tweeted stating, "The way this government has been pressuring the film's team, despite having obtained the censor certificate, is not new. A government that cannot take criticisms will eventually be ruined. These people, who are after power, will fall one day. Sincere people with integrity will win."
முறையாகச்சான்றிதழ் பெற்று வெளியாகியிருக்கும் சர்கார் படத்துக்கு,சட்டவிரோதமான அரசியல் சூழ்ச்சிகள் மூலம் அழுத்தம் கொடுப்பது இவ்வரசுக்கு புதிதல்ல.விமர்சனங்களை ஏற்கத்துணிவில்லாத அரசு தடம் புரளும்.அரசியல் வியாபாரிகள் கூட்டம் விரைவில் ஒழியும்.நாடாளப்போகும் நல்லவர் கூட்டமே வெல்லும்.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 8, 2018
AIADMK, meanwhile, has alleged that Sarkar has scenes that portray a disparaging account of late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa's leadership. The party leaders further said that their welfare schemes have been "ridiculed".
Several leaders, including fisheries minister D Jayakumar, have spoken against the film and demanded that those "controversial scenes must be removed". Law minister CV Shanmugham said that the party leaders would discuss and decide if they need to file a case against Sarkar's team.
Last Updated 8, Nov 2018, 8:58 PM IST