Anegan dialogues causes trouble

Is K V Anand's next project Anegan featuring Dhanush heading for trouble? If our Kollywood sources are to be believed, a section of a particular community in Tamil Nadu is upset with a few dialogues which they say are aimed at them.

Consequently, they have sought the intervention of the Tamil Nadu government and police to settle the issue amicably.

Apparently, the dialogue used against the washermen community is not in good taste and some of them came to know about it. "Recently, over 500 people representing the community met in Chennai and decided to petition against the movie because of the alleged demeaning dialogue against them. Though they have not lodged any official complaint against the makers of the movie, they have sought the intervention of the police," a little birdie from Chennai told reporters.

It is learnt that the community members have even approached distributors and exhibitors of Anegan raising objection to the dialogues in the movie. Originally scheduled for release in December last year, the movie's release was rescheduled to accommodate superstar Rajinikanth's Lingaa and subsequently Vikram's I (Aye).

The audio album of Anegan composed by Harris Jayaraj has been a mega hit, with the songs becoming chartbusters.

It is said that Dhanush plays multiple roles in the movie, which is one of the most eagerly awaited projects of 2015.

Another actor Karthik plays the role of a dhobi (laundryman) in the movie and apparently, the dialogues against him are allegedly in poor taste.

However, neither the director nor Dhanush has reacted to the issue in public. Reliable sources informed us that the police are trying to ascertain the truth.

"They have to first find out if the dialogue of the movie indeed demean laundrymen. They (police) may have to convene a meeting of the stakeholders of the movie. So far, none of us has received any call from the police," said one of the regional distributors of Anegan.

Incidentally, the Regional Censor Board, which watched the movie , suggested some dozen cuts and asked the crew to make many changes. The Censor Board was keen on granting U/A certificate to the movie, but the makers insisted for U certificate. Consequently, the Censor Board recommended a few more deletions of scenes and the film-maker has reportedly agreed for the same. Anegan is set for release during the second week of February. The film's makers need to sort out the issue with laundrymen before the issue gets out of hand.


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