• Download mobile app
22 Mar 2018, Edition - 982, Thursday


  • J&K: 2 cops and 2 Army jawans martyred in Kupwara encounter; 4-5 terrorists still holed up
  • Sensex closed 139.42 points or 0.42% higher at 33,136.18 after rising as much as 350 points during intraday high
  • Both telcos are locked in a fierce battle for subscribers and need to invest in expanding their 4G network
  • The ₹ 6 Lakh reward will be part of the revised ‘Rehabilitation Policy for Militants
  • 15-year-old girl student commits suicide at her home on Tuesday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan
  • Maharashtra: 5 men linked to ISIS terror outfit arrested by ATS; plot to target Bodhgaya foiled.
  • DMK’s Stalin writes to CMs of 10 states, demanding fiscal autonomy for states
  • Former Maharashtra CM Sushilkumar Shinde speaks on Congress’ U-turn on Lingayats
  • Disruption in Lok Sabha leads to the house being adjourned for the day
  • Ceasefire violations at an all-time high as Pak has violated ceasefire 600 times in nearly 2 months

Tamilnadu News

Vijay thanks fans, film friends and politicians for support for mersal

Covai Post Network

Mersal hero Vijay has thanked all the fans and well-wishers and prominent persons who came out in support of the film as it got caught in a raging controversy whipped up by the BJP that wanted few offending scenes and dialogues deleted.

The BJP’s demand kicked up a huge national row with political big wigs from the opposition like Rahul Gandhi and DMK’s MK Stalin jumping in against the BJP’s intolerance of criticism and film fraternity questioning the ‘double censorship’ of the movie that was passed by the censors.

The extent of support received by the young movie star, now being seen another one to be contemplating entry into politics, has overwhelmed the actor who on Wednesday thanked everyone in a statement. Expressing gratitude to his industry friends and political parties that stood by him through the turbulent times his film witnessed.

Along with success, the film received few objections, Vijay said.

“My friends in the film industry, and national and regional parties, their leaders, media friends and their fans have given support for me and my Mersal team,” Vijay said adding that “I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.”

Incidentally the two superstars of Tamil cinema, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth came out in support of the film. In the whole process, it is the BJP that was seen to come cropper and in fact helping the film rake in the moolah.

At last count, the film had grossed Rs 170 crore and counting. For the producers of the film, it sure is a grant success and they must thank the BJP for it, quipped a film critic.