Published: Sun, October 22, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

BJP attacks Vijay over GST reference in film

BJP attacks Vijay over GST reference in film

"Vijay took up this issue in the film only because people suffered due to GST", he said. RJ Balaji and Jiiva starrer Kee has slammed GST in its promo.

General Secretary of Nadigar Sangam and the president of Tamil Film Producers' Council, Vishal, also issued a statement in support of Mersal.

BJP's state unit on Thursday took objection to "incorrect references" on the Goods and Services Act (GST) in Atlee's latest directorial venture Mersal and has asked the filmmaker to remove that particular part from the movie, reports PTI.

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Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter, "Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language. Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal". 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. A report published by a leading news daily confirmed that the Doctors Associaton of Tamilnadu has chose to neither compliant about the movie to court nor approach media houses.

Vijay's popularity is seen next only to superstar Rajinikanth.

Raja was reiterating the stand of the BJP and right-wing outfits that the state government should stop administering temples and hand them over to devotees. "A film which is CERTIFIED by censor board can not be questioned".

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Gandhi's tweet comes a day after veteran actor Kamal Haasan said those opposing the just-released Tamil movie over references to the GST to "counter criticism with logical response". "Mersal is Joseph Vijayan's opposition to Modi", he tweeted referring to a dialogue in the actor's movie.

At this, the Congress quickly hit out at the BJP party for attempting to suffocate freedom of creative expression. Another highlight of the teaser and the movie is Vijay himself who seems to be on his top form in the film. "Don't silence critics. India will shine when it speaks", the "Viswarupam" fame actor tweeted.

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