Sarkar movie controversy: Madras HC adjourns AR Murugadoss' anticipatory bail plea to 28 November

The Tamil Nadu government insisted that the Sarkar director give an undertaking stating that he would not criticise the government policies in the movies he makes in future.

Press Trust of India November 28, 2018 09:27:43 IST
Sarkar movie controversy: Madras HC adjourns AR Murugadoss' anticipatory bail plea to 28 November

The Madras High Court adjourned on Tuesday the anticipatory bail plea of AR Murugadoss, the director of Vijay-starrer Sarkar, to 28 November for further hearing.

Sarkar movie controversy Madras HC adjourns AR Murugadoss anticipatory bail plea to 28 November

Vijay in Sarkar. Image via Twitter/@Jaydeep45909323

The Tamil Nadu government insisted in the court that the director must give an undertaking stating that he would not criticise the policies of the government in the movies he makes in future.

Public Prosecutor A Natarajan made the submission while opposing the anticipatory bail application moved by the director. Recording it, Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan asked counsel whether Murugadoss was willing to give such undertaking. As the counsel sought time to get instruction from the director, the court adjourned the plea to 28 November for further hearing.

AIADMK workers staged protests against the film released earlier this month after several ministers took exception to scenes in the film criticising welfare schemes and an reference to former chief minister late J Jayalalithaa. Counsel for the director earlier informed the court that the objectionable portions had already been removed from the film.

On 9 November, apprehending arrest in connection with the issue, Murugadoss moved the court seeking anticipatory bail. Admitting his plea, the court, as an interim relief, restrained the police from arresting the director till 27 November.

Sarkar has become the highest South grosser of this year.

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