In a surprising state of affairs, a Thalapathy Vijay fan was arrested for misbehaving with an official of a political party on social media. The fan happens to be from a district in Tamil Nadu. As reported on Deccan Chronicle, Thirumurugan, the fan concerned did not take a meme too well, that was sent by Marimuthu, an official of a political party. The meme was related to the Mersal and its controversial GST scene. In reaction to this online joke, Thirumurugan hurled abuses at the official who then headed to the police station to take action. He showed them the contents of the chat and reportedly demanded that action be taken against him. Also Read: Mersal movie review: Thalapathy Vijay’s enigmatic presence and Atlee’s class direction assures a crackling Diwali
When they held an inquiry, the fan concerned confirmed the incident. As per the report, he has been booked under section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (for sharing obscene material) and been remanded for judicial custody. This is not the first time a fan of a south star has reacted in an extreme manner. Earlier this year, a journalist was mercilessly trolled online by another bunch of Vijay fans when she dared to criticise one of his films online. In another instance two Pawna Kalyan fans got physical when a certain channel host gave his film – Katamarayudu an average rating.Security had to be called as the situation had got out of hand. Also Read: Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal enters the Rs 200 crore club at the worldwide box office. Also Read: Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal enters the Rs 200 crore club at the worldwide box office
Coming back to Mersal, the film has been riddled with controversies ever since its release. A certain political party did not take to the film’s ‘unfair’ portrayal of the gst concept in India. Reports suggested, this political party demanded that the scene be deleted. Doctors also did not take to the film very well as it showed the medical industry in poor light. Despite all controversies, the film has gone to become one of the biggest grossers of 2017!
Mersla stars Thalapathy Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menen. The movie follows the story of two brothers who finally cross paths after being separated at birth. However both have different agendas. The rest of the movie will reval whether they manage to carry out both.