Chennai: Asserting that there is no home in the state, which has not benefitted out of the welfare schemes of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, revenue minister R. B. Udayakumar has claimed the fans of not only Vijay but also those of Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and Ajith have benefitted. Also, he appealed to the film fraternity not to drag Jayalalithaa, an inspiring leader, into any controversies in future.
“The financial assistance and welfare aids have made inroads even into the houses of Vijay's fans across the state. Not only them, people from all castes and religion have benefitted from her schemes. No one can deny it. So did the fans of Kamal, Rajinikanth and Ajith who have also benefitted,” Udayakumar said. The numerous welfare schemes reveal her extent of social commitment to improve the lives of the poor. “This should not be chosen as a topic for debate and no one has the qualification to debate on this. She has introduced the welfare schemes with foresight,” he added. Speaking to reporters he thanked team Sarkar on behalf of Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Peravai for removing the controversial scenes and exuded the hope that in future commercial or political interests would not get in the way of making films which ought to merely entertain the people. “But in so far as Sarkar is concerned those scenes have been depicted intentionally. Amma’s (Jayalalithaa) worthiness, sacrifice and efforts should not be belitt
led in films. I hope such things will not repeat in future,” he expressed and urged the filmmakers to handle such sensitive issues cautiously. The minister’s outburst comes in the wake of controversial scenes as part of the Oruviral Puratchi song, in Vijay starrer Sarkar, flinging the mixer and wet grinders provided by the state government, into the fire. Filmmaker A. R. Murugadoss makes a cameo appearance in the scene. On Friday the filmmakers deleted the objectionable scenes.