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

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

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

They also opposed the usage of the name "Komalavalli" for the antagonist, played by Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, claiming that Komalavalli was Jayalalithaa's birth name and that the movie shows her in a bad light.

Meanwhile, the Madras High Court ordered the Tamil Nadu police not to arrest "Sarkar" movie Director A.R. Murugadoss who had approached it seeking anticipatory bail.

Thalapathy Vijay's Sarkar seems to run into controversies.

"The protests (against the film) will not continue", he told reporters here. Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur C Raju said, "We believe they (Sarkar team) have realised that they have hurt people's sentiments and have come forward to remove the scenes.it is welcome".

"We have nothing to do with the film or Vijay", Raju said describing the star as a "dear friend". Also a woman character's name, apparently referring to the late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, was muted after backlash from the ruling party workers. The film released on 3000 screens, with Kerala - which is one of the strongest regions for actor Vijay - screening 1763 shows on Day 1.Sarkar is the second highest opener in India with Thugs of Hindostan, which released on Thursday, on numero uno position with an opening collection of Rs 52.25 crore.

He had approached the court after state ministers voiced their opposition to the movie with Law Minister Shanmugam threatening legal action. In that scene, he's seen throwing a mixer-grinder into a fire with the picture of the chief minister.

However, the makers of the film Sun Picture are yet to officially announce if they are muting scenes. The scene is a swipe at the freebie culture that exists in Tamil Nadu.

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