The controversy surrounding Mersal refuses to die down even though the BJP seems to have backtracked on its demand to delete those scenes and dialogues in the film, which pertain to GST and demonetization. Recently, a Chennai-based lawyer by the name of Ashvathaman filed a petition seeking to revoke the censor certificate of Mersal, issued by the CBFC, on the grounds that he, ‘personally’, feels that the film spreads falsehood about healthcare and GST, and depicts India in poor light.
The PIL against Mersal has been filed in the Madras High Court, and a judge will be presiding over the case tomorrow, 27th October2017, to hear the petition. If the verdict goes in the lawyer’s favor, the Thelapathy Vijay starrer could face severe trouble to complete the remainder of its theatrical run, not to mention the release of its satellite, digital, and DVD versions.
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We hope that better sense would prevail and all these needless controversies surrounding Mersal would come to an end.
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