Chennai: Tamil superstar Vijay met Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami at his residence on Sunday and reportedly discussed the issues related to his upcoming flick ‘Mersal’.
According to sources, Vijay met the chief minister after CFBC alleged that they have not certified the film yet.
‘Mersal’ is slated to hit the big screens this Diwali, however, its release recently hit a roadblock when the CBFC refused to give a certificate as the makers had not obtained an NOC from Animal Welfare Board of India.
A source said, “The team started shooting after getting pre-shoot permissions from us. They have used a lot of animals in the film and they got permissions for this part by part. For a shoot that happened in Binny Mills, we came to know that they were shooting with animals and birds for which they did not take permission for— macaque, cockatoos, pigeons and snakes.”
If sources are to be believed, makers of the film requested Vijay to intervene so the superstar decided to meet Palaniswami.
As per reports, Vijay also thanked him for bringing down the state entertainment tax which was earlier 10 percent to 8 percent.
Previously, the movie landed in legal trouble after the Madras High Court passed an interim order restraining the makers of the movie from using the title ‘Mersal’.