'Sarkar' row: Madras HC restrains Tamil Nadu police from arresting AR Murugadoss

Chennabasaveshwar P

Chennai, Nov 9: Madras High Court on Friday restrained Tamil Nadu police from arresting 'Sarkar' movie director AR Murugadoss till 27th of November.

AIADMK has alleged that scenes in the movie criticise previous Tamil Nadu Government of J Jayalalithaa. Following the controversy over Sarkar film, AR Murugadoss had applied for anticipatory bail at Madras High Court.

There have been protests by AIADMK workers in the state against the film. They are alleging that certain scenes in the movie criticize the previous Tamil Nadu Govt led by J Jayalalithaa.

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The ruling AIADMK was up in arms against Tamil film star Vijay's Diwali release 'Sarkar' for its reported reference to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, besides the alleged depiction of certain government schemes in a bad light.

The AIADMK ministers demanded deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.

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The Tamil Nadu Exhibitors Association President, M Subramaniam, told reporters at Tiruppur that he got the assurance from the film's producers and that they would carry out two cuts demanded by the AIADMK leaders.

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