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Tamil Nadu BJP fumes as Vijay’s film Mersal mocks Modi’s GST and Digital India


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Chennai: Diwali release Tamil film The Mersal,which is breaking records on the box office, has run into a major controversy for references to GST and Digital India.The state unit of The Bhartiya Janata Party is protesting against the film Mersal starring Vijay for mocking the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Digital India campaign,crucial policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On Thursday BJP objected “incorrect references” on GST. “Scenes that convey wrong impression about GST and Digital India should be removed,” said state BJP’s chief TN Soundarrajan on Friday.

While favouring removal of the dialogue referring to the GST rolled out in July this year, Soundarrajan told reporters that fans of the top actor should not support such incorrect references. “What do they (the filmmakers) know about GST and its economics… such incorrect references should be removed from the film,” she said, adding Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced no corruption charges and is working round the clock for people’s welfare.

As per BJP leaders, they have objection in one scene, where the protagonist is telling a crowd that GST is just 8% in Singapore and 28% in India. Explaining it as misrepesentation of facts, They pointed out that the comparison with India is not genuine as almost 80% of the population in Singapore pay income tax. “Just because they (film-makers) have control over a medium, they cannot misuse it to confuse the public with half-truths,” said Soundararajan.

There are also critical references to the Digital India scheme introduced by the Narendra Modi government.

The state president of the BJP also said that the producers of the film and actor Vijay will be sued if they would not remove the offending dialogues from the movie.

It may be worth mentioning here that actor Vijay also has ambitions of entering politics at some future date. The politics bug does not spare anyone in the Tamil film industry.

While, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) party has come out in support of the movie Mersal, in which oscar winner AR Rahman has scored the music. The PMK has questioned BJP, saying the film has been certified by the Censor Board.

According to sources, the film earned A$ 133,057 (Rs 68.01 lakhs) at 25 locations in Australian release and £ 94,311 (Rs 81.08 lakhs) in 37 locations in the United Kingdom.

Mersal also earned Rs 1.48 crore in Chennai on first day of its release. Vivegam had earned Rs 1.21 crore on first day of release, surpassing Rajinikanth’s Kabali’s Rs 1.12 crore collection.

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