'Well done': Rajinikanth supports controversial film 'Mersal'

Oct 23, 2017, 11:27 IST | IANS

Megastar Rajinikanth, who has been hinting at a political debut, has extended support to the team of controversial movie "Mersal" for addressing an "important topic". "Mersal", Tamil actor Vijay's Diwali release, is amidst controversy after the Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded removal of specific dialogues which take a dig at the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and digital India.

Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth

"Important topic addressed... Well done!!! Congratulations team 'Mersal'," Rajinikanth tweeted late Sunday. Politicians, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and DMK leader M.K. Stalin, apart from actor Kamal Haasan have slammed the BJP's attempt to muzzle criticism regarding its policies.

Earlier this week, BJP National Secretary H. Raja even raked up actor Vijay's Christian origins. "Joseph Vijay's hatred for Modi is 'Mersal'," he wrote, adding a communal flavour to the row. Directed by Atlee, "Mersal" stars Vijay in the roles of a village head, a doctor and a magician. It is doing brisk business at the box office.

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