Thalapathy Vijay's Mersal is one of the most exciting films of the year. And while it has started off on a fantastic note, with people raving about the movie, looks like Mersal has run into some major trouble. Apparently several political parties are not happy about the wrong portrayal of GST (Goods and Service Tax) and digital India in the movie. For those of you who haven't watched the film, Vetri (Vijay's character in the movie) makes a comment that a country like Singapore which charges just 7 per cent GST, provides free healthcare to its citizens. But India, which has a higher GST rate, can’t afford to do the same. This remark has not gone down well with a lot of people, especially a few political parties, which are now demanding the film to be re-censored.
Tamil Nadu state unit president for BJP - Tamilisai Sounderrajan, while addressing the media, mentioned, "When you make films, you don’t follow rules. But, you criticise the government and tax regime. I request Vijay fans not to support such statements. What do they (Mersal filmmakers) know about the GST or the economies involved in it? Spreading incorrect opinions is condemnable! They (actors) can’t honestly fix the price of their movie tickets. They can’t honestly reveal the salaries they get paid. Or they don’t pay taxes correctly. But, they criticise PM Modi, who faces no corruption charges and works 24 hours a day for people’s welfare." (ALSO READ - 5 things Thalapathy Vijay's Mersal did better than Thala Ajith's Vivegam)
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Vijay and the makers of Mersal are planning to drop the controversial part from the movie. However, this controversy will not stop the movie's fantastic run at the box office. In fact, we guess that the film is getting more publicity now and people across India will want to go watch the film now. Anyway, what do you guys think about this whole controversy? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope about Mersal and the ongoing controversy right here.
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