Vijay has a message for everyone. In a statement released on Wednesday, the actor thanked everyone for supporting Mersal amid all the controversy.
In the official press statement, Vijay said, “Mersal has been well received and it is running successfully in the theatres. At the same time, the film also faced certain issues. To counter it, actors, actresses, directors, producers, national and state leaders, nadigar sangam, producers’ council, my friends in the industry and my fans have extended their support to me and Mersal. My heartfelt thanks to all my well wishers for their support and making Mersal a tremendous success.”
It all started when state BJP president Tamilisai Sundararajan claimed that scenes in the film criticised BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and demanded the producers cut the scenes from the film. The scenes that they wanted to cut were oblique references, without mentioning names or political parties or leaders, were about GST and demonetisation.