has got moral support from a senior filmmaker during the hour of
crisis. His Thenaliraman has landed in a
controversy over the content, which has come under the scanner of
Telugu-speaking people. Now, Bharathiraja has come forward support the
actor and his film and has slammed some fringe groups for doing
politically motivated drives.
The Telugu groups have opposed the release of
Thenaliraman accusing that it has projected Sri
Krishnadevaraya in a bad taste. Though the makers of the film have
clarified that it is a fictional story and it has nothing to do
with the South Indian king, some groups have continued to protest
and asked the makers of the film to have a special screening for
Condeming such protests, Bharathiraja, in a five-page letter,
has strongly criticised such development and has said that
entertaining such groups will lead to the downfall of Kollywood. He
has claimed that if a movie is cleared by censor board, there is no
point in asking for a ban or demanding for a special screening.
Vadivelu's Thenaliraman has been cleared by censor
board with 'U' certificate. Bharathiraja has asked Tamil people to
stand up and support Vadivelu. He has urged people not to support
such fringe groups.