“Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language.” Do not try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal (sic), “tweeted the soon-to-be party president.
Do not ‘Demon-etise’ Tamil Pride, Rahul Gandhi Attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mersal Row File photo of Rahul Gandhi.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi jumped in the Mersal controversy and asked PM Narendra Modi to not try and “demon-etise” Tamil pride.”Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language.” Do not try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal (sic), “tweeted the soon-to-be party president.
“The Center does not interfere after a film has gone through the censor board,” said the source. Earlier in the day, superstar Kamal Haasan has come out in support of Vijay-starrer ‘Mersal’, which has been facing opposition over the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Haasan said those opposed to the film must “counter criticism with a logical response”
“Mersal was certified. Do not re-censor it, “the actor said on Twitter.”Counter criticism with a logical response. Do not silence critics. India will shine when it speaks,” he added.References to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in ‘Mersal’ has not gone down well with the BJP. The party objected to what it termed as “untruths” about the central taxation regime in the film and demanded that the references be deleted.
Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan demanded the removal of the “untruths” about the GST, rolled out by the BJP-led NDA government on July 1, while his party colleague H Raja claimed that the film was Vijay’s “anti-Modi hate.”
“The film producer should remove the untruths related the GST from the film,” Radhakrishnan told reporters in Nagercoil.His remarks came on the day of the BJP’s state unit made a similar demand, charging the filmmakers with making “wrong references” about the central taxation regime.