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VIDEO: BJP tried to BAN this GST scene from Tamil movie ‘Mersal’, but it LEAKED online

While not many people were happy with the new tax reform on social media, Tamil actor Vijay's grand Diwali release 'Mersal' mocks Goods and Services tax in a few scenes. BJP was not happy with it and tried to ban the scene but it soon leaked online.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 21, 2017 9:05:39 pm
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After the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented in India, social media has been bursting with mixed reactions. At first, people were totally confused as to how the new tax system works. From figuring out what exactly GST would mean and if it would really help common people, there were various debates that took place online. People then posted photos of their first bill under GST and expressed an opinion about the significant tax reform. Meanwhile, Tamil actor Vijay’s grand Diwali release ‘Mersal’ features a few scenes in which he mocked the tax reform.

Interestingly, the scene irked the Tamil Nadu BJP government and they tried to put a ban to it. As soon as the news surfaced on networking sites, people were eager to watch it. In no time, their plan backfired and a 1.20-minute video floating around on Twitter went viral with more than 3,900 likes and 5,200 retweets.

The clip also has subtitles, so that no just Tamils, but everyone can understand what the actor is saying!

Watch the video here.

Twitter was soon buzzing with reactions. Check out some tweets here.

As soon as Twitterati started talking about it, celebrities and politicians tried to defend the scene. Here’s what they said.

Meanwhile, producer Hema Rukmani has issued a statement apologising to anyone who was offended by certain scenes in the film. The producers have also offered to remove the scenes in question if required.

What are your thoughts after watching the video? Tell us in the comments below.

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