No Cuts To Telugu Version Of 'Mersal': Censor Board Chief Prasoon Joshi

Don't like the film, don't watch it: Madras HC on Mersal

The High Court while rejecting the petition of Tamil Nadu BJP president, Tamilisai Soundrajan said that everyone has the right to express their opinion.

The public litigation (PIL) was filed by the lawyer who pleaded the High Court to issue a direction to the Board of Film Certification to revoke the censor certificate for its anti-GST dialogues that offended the Centres Policies.

The court also said if you don't like the film then don't watch it. It is also said that the movie did not receive a censor certificate even after deleting the "objectionable" GST dialogue from the Telugu version.

"It is only a film and not real life". The original version Mersal registers massive collections at the box office, the film has already surpassed 150cr gross mark and it's all set to become Vijay's first 200cr film.

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The release date basically for the Telugu version is on Diwali last week but it did not work out as the censor problem has raised out.

The HC order comes after Vijay had thanked his fans and supporters for the success of his films on Thursday.

The controversy erupted after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) raised objections over certain scenes in the film where actor Vijay was seen to deliver a political dialogue related to the biggest tax reform of the country. Due to this the makers are forced to postpone the release of the film. This is not done. "Telugu version of the film is exactly the same as its Tamil version", he added. "It's a usual process which is getting unfairly and unnecessarily sensationalized".

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