Sarkar director AR Murugadoss refuses to apologise to Tamil Nadu government for questioning policies in Vijay's film
AR Murugadoss stated that questioning schemes of political parties was his fundamental right and he would continue making films with political references
Sarkar, featuring actor Vijay, has been a subject of immense controversy ever since the announcement of its release. Its director AR Murugadoss was slammed by the Tamil Nadu government for allegedly depicting the free schemes provided by the ruling parties in poor light in his film. The party even demanded an unconditional apology, but certain reports state that the director has refused to apologise to the government.
Murugadoss reportedly made his stance clear on Sarkar and also refused to give any kind of undertaking for his upcoming projects. The director established the fact that he wished to continue making films which questioned politics. He made these statements at the Madras High Court, where the plea is being heard, stating that questioning schemes of political parties was his right as a citizen. Asking him to tender an apology essentially meant he was being stripped of his fundamental rights, added Murugadoss.
AIADMK had earlier held protests against the director and demanded that he apologise 'unconditionally' for certain scenes in Sarkar. Murugadoss was also asked to give a notice stating that he would not include such political references in his future projects.
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan also backed Murugadoss. He tweeted out that Sarkar was certified by the government for release and by now objecting to it, the Tamil Nadu government was curbing people's voices.
Sarkar has been certified by CBFC. Yet Government dares to muffle the right of people to express. This is not democracy. Fascism was defeated before, will be done again. @ARMurugadoss
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) November 27, 2018
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