Chennai,Oct 29 Pro-Hindu outfit Hindu Makkal Katchi today staged demonstrations in front of theatres across Tamil Nadu in protest against 'incorrect references' to GST in actor Vijay's 'Mersal'.
HMK leader Arjun Sampath led a demonstration in front of a theatre in Kumbakonam and demanded removal of the 'controversial'. Party activists tore up banners of Vijay and movie director Atlee.
In Tiruchirapalli, VCK members staged a demonstration in front of a theatre, while similar protests were held at Ottenchathiram in Dindigul and also in Chennai, sources said.
The movie ran into trouble soon after it's October 18 release, coinciding with Diwali, over 'incorrect references' to the Goods and Services Tax.
BJP leaders, including H Raja,a party national secretary, state president Tamilisai Soundarajan and Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan have alleged that 'Mersal' has incorrect references on GST and that it be deleted.
However, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, his senior colleague P Chidambaram, DMK working president M K Stalin, veteran star Kamal Haasan and a host of Tamil cinema industry representatives had supported the film crew on the issue.
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth had said that the movie addressed an important topic."Important topic addressed...Well done!!! congratulations team #mersal", Rajinikanth had tweeted.