Sarkar: TN govt wants AR Murugadoss to apologise for mocking welfare schemes

Sarkar has been at the heart of a controversy for a while now, owing to the presence of certain scenes in the film, that upset the Tamil Nadu government.

Now, the government has approached court asking AR Murugadoss to apologise for criticising welfare schemes in his film Sarkar.
The Tamil Nadu government took offence to the film's content and claimed that a scene from the film was criticising welfare schemes that were introduced by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
In the film, AR Murugadoss, in a cameo role, set freebies (mixie and grinder) given by a political party to fire. The makers of Sarkar gave in to the pressure and removed the controversial scene.
However, it looks like the ruling party AIADMK is not convinced with filmmaker AR Murugadoss and the Sarkar team.
The latest development is that the Tamil Nadu government wants AR Murugadoss to offer an unconditional apology for mocking welfare schemes. Also, the government has sought the High Court's help for the same.
Further, the ruling party AIADMK wants Murugadoss to issue a written statement that he would never criticise the government or its welfare schemes in his upcoming films.
Murugadoss's lawyer has responded to the petition filed by Tamil Nadu government saying that he will ask for the director's explanation.
AIADMK party cadres staged protests in front of several theatres in Tamil Nadu, objecting to the scene. In fact, some theatres in Madurai and Coimbatore were vandalised and posters of the film were torn down as a sign of protest.

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