Thalapathy Vijay's Mersal might be raking in large bucks at the pan-India box office, but the film ran into a huge controversy after the Tamil Nadu unit of BJP started protesting against the film. They slammed the makers of Mersal for the wrong portrayal of GST (Goods and Service Tax) and Digital India. In the film, Vetri (Vijay’s character in the movie) comments that a country like Singapore, which charges just 7 per cent GST, provides free healthcare to its citizens. But India doesn't do the same, even after charging a higher rate of GST. This dialogue did not go down well with several political parties and they demanded the film to be re-censored. While several actors and filmmakers came out in support of Mersal, the producers of the film have issued an apology and even agreed to chop the scenes if required!
As industry tracker and trade analyst - Ramesh Bala revealed on Twitter, "#Mersal Producer personally apologises if anyone is offended and agrees to remove offending scenes if still required." A while late, he further tweeted, "#Mersal Producer @Hemarukmani1 says no scenes were cut or muted till now. But they are willing to do if required in the future." N Ramasamy of Thenandal Studios Limited (the producers of Mersal) also said the BJP's objection was justified from their perspective, but he added in his statement, "The film is only about quality healthcare for ordinary citizens and not against the government." Check out his statement right here and tell us what you think about this move by the producers of Mersal in the comments section below! (ALSO READ - Thalapathy Vijay's Mersal runs into trouble, political parties ask for re-censorship of the film)
In the meantime, Vijay's Mersal has impressed the audience as well as the critics. With such a fantastic word of mouth publicity, we are sure the film will continue to rake in the moolah and beat several box office records. Anyway, stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the updates about Mersal right here.
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