Sun Pictures, the production house of Vijay-starrer Sarkar, opened up on why they agreed to delete controversial scenes.
Vijay in Sarkar
After the re-censored version of Sarkar hit the screens, Sun Pictures released a statement explaining why they decided to give in to the pressure posed on them by the AIADMK government.
The production house stated that the controversial scenes were deleted in the interest of the public who visit theatres to watch the movie.
“The ruling party cadres have indulged in violent protests in many theatres causing damage to the property,” the statement said.
Sun Pictures claimed that based on the request of the distributors and theatre owners, a decision was taken to safeguard the life and property of people who come to watch the movie.
Vijay-starrer Sarkar released on November 6 in over 3000 screens across the globe. The film entered the Rs 100-crore club in just two days.
On Thursday night, Sun Pictures posted that Chennai police officials were going to arrest Sarkar director Murugadoss at his residence in Virugambakkam.
The tweet created panic on social media and the director had to step in to clarify that it was not the case.
He said, “Police had come to my house late tonight and banged the door several times. Since I was not there they left the premises. Right now I was told there is no police outside my house (sic).”