Mersal row: Chidambaram takes swipe at BJP, says only films praising govt are allowed

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Mersal row: Chidambaram takes swipe at BJP, says only films praising govt are allowed

Taking a dig at the Centre, Chidambaram said there will be a law soon going by which documentaries praising government policies will only be allowed.

Former finance minister P Chidambaram today took a dig at the Centre saying there will be a law soon going by which documentaries praising the government policies will only be allowed in the country.

His remark comes a day after the BJP's (Bharatiya Janata Party) Tamil Nadu chief asked for cuts to be made to Tamil film Mersal.

In his tweet, Chidambaram said, "BJP demands deletion of dialogues in 'Mersal'. Imagine the consequences if 'Parasakthi' was released today".

Earlier, actor Kamal Haasan defended his Kollywood colleague Vijay, after the BJP's Tamil Nadu chief asked for cuts to be made to his new film, Mersal.

"Notice to film makers: Law is coming, you can only make documentaries praising government's policies", he added in another tweeted.

Tamilisai Soundarrajan, BJP's Tamil Nadu president, said some scenes in actor Vijay's Diwali release Mersal show GST and Digital India in a bad light. She had asked for cuts to be made in the film.

Earlier, a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) spokesperson used North Korea as a metaphor to criticise BJP leaders, after the saffron party's state unit chief asked for cuts in actor Vijay's new movie, Mersal.