AIADMK at­tacks Ra­jini for re­marks on protests against 'Sarkar' movie

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The AIADMK hit out at Tamil su­per­star Ra­jinikanth on Satur­day for slam­ming its protests against cer­tain scenes in the Vi­jay-star­rer "Sarkar", say­ing a mere cen­sor cer­ti­fi­ca­tion would not jus­tify con­tentious scenes.

As the con­tro­versy was around the gov­ern­ment's free­bies schemes, the rul­ing party in Tamil Nadu equated those to pro­vid­ing reser­va­tion ben­e­fits to the de­prived classes, re­ports PTI.

Ra­jinikanth had lashed out at the All In­dia Anna Dravida Mun­netra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Fri­day for its protests against cer­tain scenes in ac­tor Vi­jay's Di­wali re­lease, "Sarkar", ques­tion­ing the ra­tio­nale be­hind protest­ing against a film cer­ti­fied by the cen­sor board. He had "strongly con­demned" the de­mands for dele­tion of scenes in the film.

A write-up in AIADMK mouth­piece "Na­mathu Pu­ratchi Tha­laivi Amma" ques­tioned Ra­jinikanth's state­ment on how de­mands for re­moval of scenes from a film cer­ti­fied by the cen­sor board could be made.

"Top star, give a frank re­sponse. If you find a lizard in­side a packed food prod­uct that has all cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, will you throw it away or con­sume it say­ing it has the re­quired cer­ti­fi­ca­tions," it said.

It asked the vet­eran star to "ad­vise" the film's di­rec­tor, AR Mu­ru­ga­doss, and not de­fend "a mis­take" by show­ing the cen­sor cer­tifi­cate.

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