Two years back, the Madras high court had asked the government to ensure that such banners and flex boards of living persons are not erected
Mumbai: Suriya's NGK is set to hit the screens this Friday, May 31, and fans of Suriya have gone all out to make it an extraordinary event. Therefore, the members of the Tiruppur Suriya Fans association have erected the 'world's largest cut-out' for their favourite actor, which stands at a gigantic 215 feet.
Just after the news was out, social media was abuzz with the news and pictures of the cut-out. So the posts were trending with the hashtags like #NGKIndiasLargestCutout and #NGKWorldsLargestCutout. According to reports, the cut-out was built at the cost of Rs 6.50 lakhs.
Suriya's die-hard fans have already planned how they will start celebrating their favourite star's movie release. With bursting crackers before the 4 am shows to pouring milk over the cut-outs of the star, there are celebrations galore.
With Suriya's upcoming film, NGK, set to hit the screens this Friday, fans of the actor have gone all out to make it an extraordinary event.
The cut-out features a veshti-clad Suriya holding a flaming torch in his right hand. Tiruttani Suriya Fort's Twitter account shared a video, which shows how it was built. Photos and videos showing an aerial view shot of the structure have been doing the rounds on the Internet.
They have also tweeted, "A grand welcome ceremony seems to have been organised for May 30 at 4.00 pm. Suriya's NGK will release on May 31." (SIC)
In 2017, the Madras High Court banned such displays and asked the government to ensure that "photos or pictures of such persons who are alive shall not be depicted by way of those banners, flex boards, sign-boards."
According to reports, in Chennai, many incidents of fans falling down from a height and such cut-outs while pouring down milk on their stars.
In October 2014, one such tragic incident took place in Palakkad, when fans were celebrating Vijay's Kaththi.
Earlier this year itself, during the release of Ajith’s Viswasam at a theatre in Villupuram, when fans started climbing the star’s cut-out, it came tumbling down, and three fans were injured grievously in the process.
A monstrous 215ft cutout for their idol as a part of #NGK celebrations!— KeralaBoxofficeStats (@kboxstats) May 29, 2019
WORLD'S LARGEST CUTOUT FOR ANY ACTOR
Just Look at the sheer size of this cutout!😳
Regards to @TiruttaniSfc - they painted the entire thing, out of sheer love for #Suriya,which makes it extra special! pic.twitter.com/PRUBttM7LE
The movie NGK, directed by Selvaraghavan is a political action film co-starring Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi alongside Suriya. It is slated to hit the theatres on May 31, 2019.
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Last Updated May 30, 2019, 5:29 PM IST