'Mersal' Receives Kamal Haasan's Support In GST Row, P Chidambaram Also Takes A Jab

| October 21 , 2017 , 12:45 IST

Tamil Superstar Vijay's latest release, 'Mersal' is surrounded by controversies ever since hitting the theatres on October 17th due to the politically-offensive dialogues in the film. The reference to Goods and Services Tax has irked the BJP leaders who are hell-bound at getting the scenes chopped from the film.

While the ministers advocate that the central taxation regime has been presented in the bad light through various references, Vijay's fans and admirers feel that the film is taking up the commoners real-life problem. The actor has kept mum on the matter but the latest joiner of Tamil Nadu Politics, Kamal Hasaan has backed the film.

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Kamal took his support for the film to Twitter and wrote, "Don't silence critics. India will shine when it speaks. Mersal was certified. Don't re-censor it. Counter-criticism with logical response."

Following Kamal, former Union Minister P Chidambaram also took a dig at the controversy and Tweeted a sarcastic notice on his Twitter handle notifying the filmmakers that soon only government politics praising films will be allowed. In another Tweet, the leader wondered about the possible release of the controversial film, 'Parasakthi' in today's time.

Vijay, who has garnered much popularity at the age of 43 is anticipated to join politics soon following the footsteps of Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan. Last year, the actor got in trouble with DMK but ever since the controversy has surfaced, even the party in opposition in Tamil Nadu has come in support of 'Mersal'.

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Union Minister, Pon Radhakrishnan has demanded the removal of the scenes which refer GST and demonetisation. He said, "The film producer should remove the untruths regarding the GST from the film."

Earlier, director of popular film 'Kabali', Pa. Ranjith also supported the film and criticised the BJP leaders for attacking the filmmakers' "freedom of expression".