Vijay’s latest release ‘Mersal’ is finding it amidst some controversies for few dialogues on GST and its take on medical services in government hospitals. Doctors across the state of Tamil Nadu are protesting against the way they have portrayed in the film and have resorted to extreme step of sharing links of pirated version of the film on their social media. Despite receiving great response from fans of Vijay, Mersal currently finds itself embroiling in controversies. According to reports, the producer, Sri Thenandal Films, have been pressurized to remove the dialogue and few scenes about GST which, according to political leaders, is against them and shows them in poor light.
And after much speculation around it, the producers of Mersal have now decided to remove the dialogue related to GST from the film with effect immediately, emerging reports confirm. The producers are yet to confirm this development and an official confirmation regarding this awaited for. Apparently, the makers were approached by few political leaders regarding this and after much discussion around, the makers have arrived at such decision, reports reveal. What has surprised many in the film industry and media is the film was approved by the censor board after many screenings and yet no censor board member objected to the GST dialogue.
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Directed by Atlee, Mersal also stars, besides Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menen as the leading ladies. Veteran actor Vadivelu is also seen playing an important role in the film while filmmaker SJ Suryah is seen playing the antagonist in Mersal. The music of Mersal is composed by maestro A.R.Rahman.