As the Mersal controversy heats up, Rajinikanth supports Vijay’s film

Rajinikanth said that Mersal addresses an ‘important issue’.

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In an exciting development, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth just took to Twitter and praised Vijay’s latest release ‘Mersal’ which is embroiled in a major controversy. Praising the film, the veteran said that it has done a good job of addressing an important issue and deserves to be praised.

“Important topic addressed….. well done!!! congratulations team #mersal’,” he added in a brief tweet.

While Rajini did not specify what issue he was talking about, the fact remains that his tweet is bound to create a buzz amongst fans.

In case you did not know, ‘Mersal’ is an action-drama and features Vijay in a triple role. Released on the occasion of Deepavali, it opened to a good response at the box office and received favourable reviews along the way. However, it ran into trouble with the BJP because of a scene which takes a dig at the central government’s GST initiative. Condemning the scene, a BJP leader had said that the scene has the potential to mislead the public.

“I haven’t seen the movie, but those who saw the movie say there were factual errors in what was said. The scenes on GST and Digital India have been written in such a way so as to create a wrong impression on the minds of people,” she had added.

On a related note, Rajini’s good friend/veteran actor Kamal Haasan too has supported ‘Mersal’. He had recently said that demands for getting the scene removed were not acceptable as it would be a case of re-censoring.

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