Veteran actor, Kamal Haasan, on Friday responded to BJP’s criticism for the latest Tamil release, Mersal, asking the government to stay away from censoring the criticism for GST in the film.
In his tweet posted on Friday evening, Haasan wrote, “Mersal was certified. Dont re-censor it . Counter criticism with logical response. Dont silence critics. India will shine when it speaks.”
Mersal was certified. Dont re-censor it . Counter criticism with logical response. Dont silence critics. India will shine when it speaks.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) October 20, 2017
It was after the BJP took strong objection to the reference of GST in Mersal calling it ‘untruth’ while demanding the deletion of certain dialogues.
The movie was recently released and stars popular actor Vijay. Oscar winner A R Rahman has scored the music for the movie.
“The film producer should remove the untruths regarding GST from the film,” Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan told reporters in Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu.
Senior BJP leader H Raja had also slammed the references to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the movie in his Twitter handle and said it only exposed the lack of knowledge of economics.
Hitting out at the references, state BJP state unit president Tamilisai Sounderrajan had told reporters in Chennai on Thursday that “Incorrect references have been made in ‘Mersal’ about GST … celebrities should desist from registering wrong information among people.”
Meanwhile, Sri Thenandal Films. the producers of actor Vijay’s latest film Mersal have decided to remove the controversial GST dialogues from the movie, reported The New Indian Express.
By collecting Rs 31 crore on opening day, ‘Mersal’ has scored way above ‘Kabali’, which had pulled in Rs 23.3 crore last year.