Political slugfest over Tamil film Mersal's GST scenes

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The actor also said he wondered "how a political leader like you could watch a pirated version of a film (online)" and added that it "sets a bad example".

Tamil actor Vijay's movie Mersal, directed by Atlee which garnered huge controversy online for its negative take on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and received complaints from the Tamil Nadu BJP have agreed to cut scenes that may have resulted in causing a "misunderstanding".

Ilayathalapathy Vijay's movie Mersal was released on 18 October on the event of Diwali. India will shine when it speaks. Haasan said those opposed to the film must "counter criticism with a logical response".

As per current reports the filmmakers of Mersal seemed to have given in to the demand of the BJP and around five parts have been identified from the movie for the cuts. Maximum number people are against demonetisation and the GST.

In a press release issued in Kozhikode on Saturday DYFI president PA Mohammed Riyas said that it can't understand why the BJP is so antithetical to cinema dialogues critical of its government. When these scenes are played in the theatre, there is a lot of claps as people appreciated and supported them.

The BJP is not the only one complaining about Mersal. The party objected to what it termed "untruths" about the central taxation regime in the film and demanded that the references be deleted. He said, "The film producer should remove the untruths regarding GST from the film". The fear of a citizen to go to government hospital is the investment for private hospitals to steal in lakhs from us.If the government says that government hospitals are global standards, Why don't the prime minister or chief minister take treatment from government hospitals?? 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.

He then stated, "Mersal is not against anyone. Even an ordinary person should get access to proper medical amenities and this is the storyline of the movie". "He has assured me the offending scenes on GST and Digital India will be removed from the film". In two of them, the actor is seen talking about the ongoing government and other schemes.

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