The Indian Medical Association of Tamil Nadu has blamed the film for depicting doctors in poor light and has demanded the members from its clique to blacklist it. It is expected to hit the screens in both Telugu speaking states soon, as per latest updates.
Sri Thenandal Films, producers of "Mersal", however, announced on Saturday that they have chose to remove the controversial GST dialogue from the movie which has already run into many controversies before its release. Ruling BJP which is called a Hindu party for its views and supports Hindus took a dig on Tamil hero Vijay in the same way.
He also said it was saddening that the BJP leaders are against the film, which has sent out a social message by reflecting the "true sentiments" of the people on GST. "We have obtained certification board's and that's the end of it", said a person close to the actor. "Don't silence critics. India will shine when it speaks".
"The BJP and Prime Minister Modi must respect Freedom of Speech".
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There were two scenes in Mersal that the BJP objected to.
For instance, a character is seen delivering a monologue in which he attacks the government's failure to provide free public welfare, despite the introduction of GST.
BJP representative Tamilisai Soundararajan, had on Thursday, demanded that some of the scenes be cut, which was backed by Union Minister of state Pon Radhakrishnan.
P A Ranjith, a movie director, said, "I don't think there is a need to remove portions in "Mersal" that addresses the GST and other issues". Mersal was certified. Don't re-censor it.