'Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride': Rahul Gandhi On 'Mersal' Controversy

| October 21 , 2017 , 15:59 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.

The BJP ministers have advocated that the central taxation regime has been presented in the bad light through various references in the film while many filmmakers and actors have lent their support for the film and criticised the central government for breaching the filmmakers' "freedom of expression".

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The latest name added to the long list of 'Mersal' supporters is Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi who has attacked the Indian Prime Minister directly by asking him not to "demon-etise" the pride of Tamil Nadu by interfering with the artistic expression of his economic regime.

Gandhi tweeted while targetting the central government for their bizarre demand of removal of the scenes which referred the government schemes of GST and demonetisation. His tweet read, "Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language. Don’t try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal."

Earlier, the latest joiner of Tamil Nadu Politics, Kamal Hasaan has backed the film and requested the government to not "re-censor" the film.

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.