At a time when it appeared that the problems surrounding Vijay-starrer ‘Sarkar’ were amicably resolved after controversial scenes were cut, its producers Sun Pictures came out with a strong statement on Friday night, hitting out at the AIADMK government.
In the statement, Sun Pictures said, “The ruling state government has indulged in violence and damaged theatres for a few scenes of ‘Sarkar’ film. We did remove one or two scenes for the sole purpose of safeguarding theatre and life of viewers only,”
Meanwhile, the film’s director A R Murugadoss, who feared arrest, got a relief on Friday, after the Madras High Court restrained police from arresting him till November 27 on complaints related to some scenes opposed by the ruling AIADMK in the state.
The order was passed by Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan on the anticipatory bail petition filed by Murugadoss. It is to be noted that AIADMK workers staged protests against the film after ministers took exception to scenes in the film criticising welfare schemes and a reference to late chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
Following this, the makers came forward to remove few scenes. The name Komalavalli has been muted in the film. A scene which has people throwing freebies in fire has been deleted.