Mersal, which criticised GST, actor is christian; BJP

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BJP national secretary H Raja has drawn criticism for posting on Twitter a photo of actor Vijay’s voter ID card and official letterhead, to highlight that the movie star name is C Vijay Joseph and is a Christian. Raja also asserted that this is why the actor’s latest film Mersal containing dialogues critical of new national tax GST, implemented by Narendra Modi led NDA regime in july this year. meanwhile producer has agreed to edit the controversial scene from the movie. Although opposition alleged that it is dastardly attack on freedom of speech.

Realising his bluder, he twitted Truth is bitter, Vijay is a practicing Christian. He should have said build hospitals before churches, instead he says build hospitals before temples. It is like provoking Hindus. Although he refused to acknowledge the fact that Vijay’s character in the film is a Hindu.

Instead of defending GST, Raja has become accused of communalising the Mersal row and also for making public a person’s personal details. Some critics alleged the BJP of double standards, posting photos of Prime Minister Modi with Vijay ahead of the 2016 assembly polls.

Tamil Film Producers Council president vishal has condemened Raja, who has just confessed to watching a newly released film not in the theatre, but illegally.  Taking cognizance on it, the BJP leader clarified he only watched a portion he received on WhatsApp.

The BJP wants the GST dialogues to be removed from Mersal, which was released during Deepawali and has earned more than Rs 150 crore so far. Meanwhile film’s producers met the soundarajan and agreed to edit the controversial scenes from the movie.

“From their perspective, their opposition is just. If opinions (expressed in the movie) that may lead to misunderstanding need to be removed, we are ready for that too,” said Murali Ramaswamy, whose company Thenandal Productions produced the film.

He asserted that the film was cleared by the censor board but it did not impress the BJP, which claimed that wrong information on GST can’t be allowed even if it has been certified.

Opposition alleged that is is attack on freedom of speech and artistic expressionERER. Actor Kamal Haasan has weighed in. Superstar Rajinikanth stopped with his compliments to the team.

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