Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday tweeted in support of actor Vijay's latest Tamil film "Sarkar".
The AR Murugadoss film, which hit screens on November 6, on its opening day, received mixed response from movie buffs and critics.
The AIADMK was up in arms against "Sarkar" with senior AIADMK ministers demanding deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.
Several party cadres on Wednesday protested outside various theatres in Tamil Nadu and indulged in damaging the banners of the film and cut-outs of Vijay.
Vishal, president of Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC) and secretary of South Indian Artistes Association (SIAA), also questioned the demands of the party members to axe the scenes from an already certified film. He took to Twitter and lashed out at the people involved in this unruly act.
A while ago Murugadoss tweeted, 'Police had come to my house late tonight and banged the door several times.Since I was not there they left the premises.
Rajinikanth "strongly condemned" the demands for deletion of scenes. He said, "It isn't new for this Government to act and pressurise against a film like Sarkar, that has completed its censor formalities properly". A government that can't face criticism can go off the tangent.
After the scale of protests gradually increased, the makers finally gave in and agreed to remove the objectionable scenes from the film.
In the film, Vijay plays an NRI who returns to India to vote, only to realise his vote has been cast illegally.
He then enters politics and says that he will bring about a change in the society in one day.