'Mersal' Row: Makers Release Statement Clarifying That They Spoke To BJP Leaders

Kristopher Drake
October 23, 2017

"Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal", Rahul Gandhi, vice-president of the opposition Congress party, tweeted Saturday referring to the government's controversial cash ban, the so-called demonetisation, imposed a year ago. However, he did not say whether the BJP leaders demanded to remove the views that they had found "objectionable" or whether the producers will employ the cuts or not.

While Mersal has been mired in controversy with respect to the dialogues mentioning GST and demonetisation, its makers have released an official statement clarifying certain things.

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.

When asked the team Mersal, they said that the film has been approved by the Censor Board of Film Certification and the "matter ends there".

One of the highlights of Mersal is Vijay's direct dig at the way the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as well as "Digital India" initiatives have been implemented in the country. India will shine when it speaks.

Ever since the release of Mersal, the Vijay-starrer has been making news for the wrong reasons. This comes right after the film was slammed by BJP members for a scene about GST. Counter criticism with logical response. "Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal", Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice-president, said in a tweet on Saturday. The Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarajan and the party's national secretary H Raja strongly claimed the GST references in the film and claimed that some dialogues were "highly inappropriate". We explained the movie's objective, our stand and that this movie has not been produced with an intention to hurt anyone and they have generously accepted it.

The Mersal scene is no way related to the BJP party while it is a doctor's perception about India. the specialist's relationship in the nation are also up in the arms against Mersal. "This film is not against the government". He said, "The film producer should remove the untruths regarding GST from the film. Even an ordinary person should get access to proper medical amenities and this is the storyline of the movie".

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