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22 Mar 2018, Edition - 982, Thursday


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Tamilnadu News

Kamal Haasan only exploiting situation in TN but people know whom to back: Tamilisai Soundarrajan

Covai Post Network

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarrajan on Saturday launched a broadside against the Tollywood actors trying to sneak their way into politics of the state and said people know well as to whom to support.

The BJP has not made secret of their criticism of film Mersal and its hero Vijay, who they allege used the dialogues to criticise GST and digital India in a political message as he entertained political ambitions.

Talking to media persons here, the TN BJP chief said “people like Kamal Haasan and others are trying to take advantage of the present political scenario in Tamil Nadu.” But the people can see through all this and realise whom to support, she said.

Talking about Mersal movie she said she had only opposed the dialogues against GST but her criticism was not against Vijay the popular film star and hero of the film. She wanted the producers of Mersal to cut out the offending scenes as they spread falsehood on the greatest tax reform in the country.

Incidentally, the Madras High court supported the film and its dialogues when it dismissed a petition seeking cancellation of censor certificate saying that a film was a fictional work and not depiction of reality.