More trouble for Sarkar: Case filed against Vijay in Kerala

Controversy is becoming another name for Vijay-starrer Sarkar. When things seem to have finally settled down, another case has been filed against the political drama in Kerala.
In Tamil Nadu, even before the release, the film faced severe backlash for glorifying smoking. The first-look poster, which had Vijay lighting a cigarette, was slammed by many activists.

Now, it is facing a similar issue in Thrissur, Kerala. The district's medical officer Dr KJ Reena has filed a case against the producers, Vijay and the distributors of the film.
A website quoted Dr Reena as saying, "The film's poster goes against section 5(2) of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003."
She added, "The Act is aimed at reducing the incidence of smoking and use of tobacco products amongst the public. Images like this glamourise smoking and could encourage the youth to pick up such unwanted habits."
This is not the first controversy that the film has faced. Initially, AR Murugadoss was accused of plagiarism, and after the film's release, the ruling party AIADMK protested against the movie for its alleged wrongful depiction of the party and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

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