Rajinikanth flays AIADMK for protest against film 'Sarkar'

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The scene which shows the director of the movie AR Murugadoss throwing a mixie and grinder into the fire has been cut out of the film.

The controversy surrounding an objectionable scene in Vijay-starrer Sarkar has finally come to an end.

The "superstar" who also came out in support for the film had condemned the government.

The issue over actor Vijay's Tamil film "Sarkar" blew over Friday with its producers voluntarily cutting scenes, including an apparent reference to late chief minister J Jayalalithaa and criticism of welfare schemes initiated by her, and the AIADMK government welcoming it. The orders were passed following an anticipatory bail application moved by him apprehending arrest by the Central Crime Branch police.

They also demanded certain scenes to be removed from the film. Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur C Raju said, "We believe they (Sarkar team) have realised that they have hurt people's sentiments and have come forward to remove the scenes.it is welcome".

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However, recently in an interview, TTV Dhinakaran revealed that Komalavalli is not the birth name of Jayalalithaa.

According to trade analysts, the film is unstoppable in the US. The film released on 3000 screens, with Kerala - which is one of the strongest regions for actor Vijay - screening 1763 shows on Day 1.Sarkar is the second highest opener in India with Thugs of Hindostan, which released on Thursday, on numero uno position with an opening collection of Rs 52.25 crore. A scene where a mixer grinder was being burnt has been deleted.

Produced by Sun Pictures, the film stars Vijay and Keerthi Suresh in key roles with Oscar victor A R Rahman scoring the music.

Tamil Nadu Law minister CV Shanmugam was quoted by Times Now, "Through this movie, an attempt is made to instigate violence in society".