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Actor Suriya with Tha Se Gnanavel

Chennai: A day after Suriya-starrer Jai Bhim’s director Tha Se Gnanavel said there was absolutely no intention of hurting any particular community and expressed regret to those who were offended, all eyes are on Vanniyar Sangam and PMK.

Remember Jai Bhim that was released recently in languages including Tamil and Telugu on OTT platform kicked up a row in Tamilnadu with the Vanniyar Sangam, the PMK and members of the community alleging that it had portrayed them in bad light.

Emphasising that there was not even a ‘wee little bit of thought to cause affront to any individual or a community,’ in the making of the film, Gnanavel said, ‘I convey my heartfelt regret to those offended and anguished.’ The film director also expressed regret for the difficulty caused to Suriya in the wake of the controversy, who is the lead actor and Jai Bhim producer.

However, a section of Vanniyar Sangam expressed dissatisfaction at Gnanvel’s regret. They said it is for Suriya to say and wonder where he has gone now.

Remember Vanniyar Sangam issued a legal notice to Suriya as well as the filmmaker seeking Rs 5 cr damages. PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss had even issued a letter questioning Suriya for the act. The blatter replied saying there should be no place for politics in films and one should refrain from making any issues on names in films.


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