The Madras High Court on Friday has dismissed a petition seeking a ban on Tamil superstar Vijay’s film, Mersal saying that freedom of expression is for all. The court said Mersal is only a film and not real life. The filmmakers were attacked for “criticising” Centre’s flagship schemes, including the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Digital India.
“My colleagues in the film industry, actors, directors, producers, organisations representing actors, directors, some of the renowned national leaders, media houses and my friends have given (them) a befitting reply. I thank all of them who supported Mersal,” wrote Vijay thanking his fans and supporters for defending his film on Thursday.
However, film’s producer Hema Rukmani issued an apology to those offended by the scenes in the film and offered to delete them. “If the movie has hurt the feelings of anyone, I consider it my personal heartache and apologise. We are willing to remove scenes or messages that may be seen as misleading or which might create misunderstanding,” she had said in a statement.