Doctors Enraged By ‘Mersal’ Encourage Piracy, But Kamal Backs Film
After BJP, now doctors in Tamil Nadu are also opposing Vijay-starrer Mersal for what they see as portraying them in poor light. Several doctors associated with the Indian Medical Association in Tamil Nadu have been allegedly sharing links of the movie on a pirated website through social media and asking professionals and paramedical staff to boycott the movie or not to watch it in theatres, reported Pushpa Narayan of The Times of India.
The doctors are calling this a ‘silent protest’ for portraying them in poor light. Indian Medical Association President Dr TN Ravishankar told The Times of India that they decided not to approach the media or court, instead they will give publicity to the movie by sharing it on webpages, so that its collections take a hit.
The association has also asked for support from other organisations like Association of Physicians of India, Federation of Obstetrics, Gynaecology Society of India and Radiologists and Imaging Association, reported TOI.
Meanwhile, actor Kamal Haasan tweeted that the movie should not be re-censored after the BJP demanded that the dialogues against GST and Digital India must be removed from the movie.
This comes two days BJP state president Tamilisai Soundarajan demanded the removal of the scenes related to GST and Digital India.
She also accused Vijay of spreading false information as he wished to enter politics.
BJP leader H Raja had also tweeted on Friday. “Churches built in TN in last 20 yrs - 17500. mosques: 9700. temples: 370. So, what does Vijay want to stop for the building of hospitals?” reads one tweet. In another tweet, H Raja asks, “When can we expect clarification on Vijay's tax evasion?”
In response to this, H Raja tweeted, “It's a lie that healthcare is free in Singapore. School education and healthcare is free for the poor in India. Mersal is Joseph Vijayan's opposition to Modi.”
(This article was originally published on The News Minute)
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