Sarkar box office collection Day 4: Vijay sets the cash registers ringing

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A day later, the Madras High Court restrained the state police from arresting AR Murugadoss till 27 November.

Murugadoss' film Sarkar, which stars actor Vijay in the lead role, is embroiled in a raging controversy over its reported references to the AIADMK and late former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan passed the interim order on the anticipatory bail petition filed by Mr Murugadoss, who apprehended arrest over complaints filed in connection with the "objectionable" scenes.

Released earlier this week on the festive occasion of Diwali, "Thalapathy" Vijay's Sarkar has been facing a major setback after a particular scene in the film irked the ruling state government. If they (the makers) remove these scenes, then it is good. It also said that no viewer was offended by what they saw. "So the issue has come to an end", Raju said.

Vijay's Sarkar has finally given up under the vast pressure from the ruling AIADMK and its makers have agreed to edit parts of the movie seen critical of the ruling party, and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa who died in 2016.

Tamil Nadu Law minister CV Shanmugam was quoted by Times Now, "Through this movie, an attempt is made to instigate violence in society".

The filmmakers will release the new version, which is trimmed by.05 seconds with three cuts - beeping Komala out of the name Komalavalli; scene of mixer and grinder being trimmed and the term "Podhupani thurai" being muted.

The AIADMK ministers demanded deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.

However, the makers of the film Sun Picture are yet to officially announce if they are muting scenes.