AR Murugadoss moved the Madras High Court on Friday which has given him protection from arrest till November 27.
"Sarkar" had earlier courted a row after an aspiring filmmaker claimed that the film's story was his, following which director Murugadoss went in for a compromise with him.
Earlier in the day, Tamil "Superstar" Rajinikanth threw his weight behind Vijay, questioning the AIADMK's rationale in protesting against a film certified by the censor board.
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. The director has filed an anticipatory bail petition after being apprehensive of being arrested in connection to the "objectionable" scenes.
The court was told that AIADMK cadre were very angry over scenes criticising the government for giving away freebies such as mixer grinders.More news: Protect Mueller protests are erupting across the country
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However, recently in an interview, TTV Dhinakaran revealed that Komalavalli is not the birth name of Jayalalithaa. "So the issue has come to an end", Raju said.
While Sarkar is running in theaters and hitting the numbers at the box office, the film fell into quite a couple of troubles with the last being Tamilnadu Minister Kadambur Raju demanding a couple of controversial scenes be removed from screening.
According to trade analysts, the film is unstoppable in the US. "I condemn this act".
Tamil Nadu Law minister CV Shanmugam was quoted by Times Now, "Through this movie, an attempt is made to instigate violence in society".
However, the makers of the film Sun Picture are yet to officially announce if they are muting scenes.