One of the most discussed issues in recent times has been the controversy surrounding the Sarkar first look poster, which depicted ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay smoking a cigarette.

Sarkar First Look poster with Vijay

A staunch opponent to smoking, Pattali Makkal Katchi leader and former Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Anbumani Ramadoss spoke against Vijay’s depiction in the Sarkar first look poster stating it would only lead to a negative influence among the actor’s fans and youngsters.

Soon after, Sun Pictures removed the Sarkar first look poster from their social networking pages after the Public Health Department issued notices to them, Vijay and director A. R. Murugadoss.

Sarkar Second Look poster with Vijay

With the issue now settled, actor Simbu had a couple of days back released a video speaking about the title announcement of his upcoming film, Maanaadu, under Venkat Prabhu’s direction as well as broaching on the Sarkar first look issue.

STR Simbu posing casually for a photography

In the video, STR went on to state cinema ought to be left alone as cinema and that he was willing to discuss with Anbumani Ramadoss, if need be.

Meanwhile, Anbumani Ramadoss, who during his interaction with press persons yesterday said there was no necessity for him to respond to any specific individual, but is willing to come forward and speak on the ill-effects of smoking if the Nadigar Sangam organized a meeting along with celebrities from the Tamil film industry’s participation.

Anbumani Ramadoss Speaking

As for the claims that he was going against Vijay, Anbumani Ramadoss made it clear he has no reason to speak against the actor and was only doing all this in the best interest of the star as well as his fans, whom he wished a long life ahead.

Vijay At Sarkar Shooting Spot

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