Controversial scenes of 'Sarkar' cut, AIADMK relents

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The ruling AIADMK had demanded that the filmmakers edit all the scenes from the film that are critical of the party and Jayalalithaa. A scene where a mixer grinder was being burnt has been deleted. "Discussing the changes made to the film that will be applicable from Friday, distributor Tirupur Subramaniam said, that among other things, the name "Komalavalli" would be muted in the film".

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth Friday lashed out at the ruling AIADMK for staging protests against "Sarkar", questioning the rationale behind protesting against a film certified by the Censor Board. The cadres claimed that the film's content is against the party and that it will create unrest in the state.On Thursday (November 8) night, Sun Pictures, on their official Twitter handle, posted that Chennai police officials were going to arrest Sarkar director Murugadoss. "So the issue has come to an end". We will also take this to the attention of the Chief Minister.

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"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".

However, T-Nagar DCP told a news portal that there was no question of arrest since there was no FIR filed against the filmmaker. He too tweeted that a government that can't accept criticism can go off the tangent.

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On Thursday, the AIADMK was up in arms against "Sarkar" with senior state ministers demanding deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.

"Sarkar", released on November 6, has reportedly had a very good opening, ringing in cash at the box office.

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