Karthi and Rashmika Mandanna’s upcoming film, Sultan has landed into trouble after a group allegedly protested near the Dindigul fort, where the film is being shot. Directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan, the film has hit headlines over its storyline. The protesters claimed that the film is based on Tipu Sultan, who was crowned King of Dindigul in 1788. The protestors have also demanded to stop shooting of the film at the fort. The shooting of the film has been stalled after the protesters claimed that it is related to Tipu Sultan.
The production house of the film in a statement said, “There is a censor board to ensure what is not to be shown in a movie. Apart from this, the right to decide what to portray in a movie lies with its creators. This is the freedom and protection provided to us by our country’s law. Hence, we strongly condemn any efforts made by any organisation or individual to stifle the freedom of creators.”
Speaking up about the film, Dream Warrior Pictures said, “We also condemn activities that identify the lives of our historical and national leaders on the basis of caste and religion thereby bringing disrepute to their lives and our history.”
Sultan is produced by SR Prabhu under the banner of Dream Warrior Pictures. The shooting of the film kick-started earlier this month year and is said to be a comedy-flick. The music will be composed by duo Vivek and Mervin.