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Rajini expresses his views on 'Sarkar' controversy

09 November 2018

Though the cops denied the news, AR Murugadoss took twitter to reveal the arrest.

Following the controversy over Sarkar film, AR Murugadoss had applied for anticipatory bail at Madras High Court. Claiming that addressing and highlighting social views in a movie are guaranteed under Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution, the petitioner said his act by any stretch of imagination would not amount to an offence as alleged by the prosecution.

The petition added that people or activists have not protested against the movie but it's the ruling government, which is protesting and it is against the law to demand deletion of scenes after the movie has been certified by the censor board.

The Madras high court on Friday directed the Tamil Nadu police not to arrest "Sarkar" movie director A R Murugadoss till November 27.

Amid the growing outrage among the party supporters against the film and more threats coming in on theater owners each day, the makers of Sarkar reportedly agreed to mute or remove few controversial scenes.

Shortly after, the director himself tweeted saying, "Police had come to my house late tonight and banged the door several times. This scene was shot with an intention to insult Tamil Nadu government", read the complaint.

The film has been facing stiff opposition from AIADMK workers all over the state. "To protest for the removal of certain scenes from the movie after the Censor Board issued certification, and destroying banners are against the law".

Rajini expresses his views on 'Sarkar' controversy