Dhanush apologises for objectionable scenes in Uthama Puthiran

Nov 12, 2010 IANS


Chennai, Nov 11 (IANS) Tamil star Dhanush has apologised for hurting the sentiments of a section of society through some scenes in his just released movie 'Uthama Puthiran'.

'Our aim was not to hurt the sentiments of any members of the society. On behalf of my entire team, I apologise for any unintentional hurt caused,' he told reporters here Thursday.

Released Friday, 'Uthama Puthiran', which is running to packed houses, has a scene where Dhanush and Vivek (comedian) pass critical remarks on a character belonging to a particular business community called Kounder who live in and around Coimbatore.

A group of people protested in front of a theatre in Coimbatore Tuesday complaining that the movie has portrayed them in bad taste.

The actor said immediate action has been taken - the two dialogues pertaining to the community have been muted and some scenes showing them in poor taste have also been removed.

'Of the 120 theatres in Tamil Nadu, the changes are effective wherever the cube technology is being used. Forty screens using UFO technology will need two days time to make the changes according to the list. We respect their feelings. The film aims at only showing family relationships and values. The movie is not meant to hurt anyone,' said Dhanush.

He has taken the responsibility to address the concerns of Kounder community, but at the same time requested them not to disrupt the shows.

'I request people not to stop any show in protest as we are doing the needful. Crores (of rupees) have been invested in the film so this is my humble request', said Dhanush who was accompanied by the producer T. Ramesh of Balaji Studios and director Mithran Jawahar.

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