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No more AIADMK protests over Sarkar as controversial scenes

: The voluntary removal of certain controversial scenes relating to the AIADMK in actor Vijay s Sarkar Friday prompted the ruling party to declare that the issue has come to an end and that it would not stage any more protests against the film. The statement from Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur C Raju, who first flagged the issue, should come as a relief for the film crew and Vijay fans as film buffs are likely to make a beeline to theatres coinciding with the weekend. Sarkar , released on November 6, has reportedly had a very good opening, ringing in cash at the box office. Raju, who first opposed certain scenes showing the AIADMK s freebies scheme in an alleged bad light, welcomed the removal of the controversial scenes. Scenes showing people burning freebies like mixers and grinders had been removed. BesidesM, a woman character s name, apparently referring to the late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was muted after backlash from the ruling party ...

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