Actor Suriya's recent outing 'Jai Bhim', which released on Amazon Prime on Nov 2, received widespread recognition for its quality and bold approach in portraying controversial subjects in the film.

However, not everyone is happy with the film that revolves around a lawyer seeking justice for a man from the Irular community, who's subjected to custodial torture. Directed by TJ Gnanavel, the film is based on a true story that happened in 1993.

Previously, PMK (Pattali Makkal Katchi) youth wing leader Anbumani Ramadoss claimed that the film insulted a specific community. But, Suriya, who also produced the movie, denied having any intention of insulting any community.

“I am doing by best to improve the lives of fellow human beings. I have the support and love from people across India belonging to all sections of society. I have no need or intention to seek publicity by insulting anyone,” he said.

Soon after, the organisation of the community specified by Anbumani issued a legal notice to the actor and sought an apology, and the removal of scenes they found defamatory to the community. The legal notice also demanded Rs 5 crore in damages.

Following the news, netizens, including many celebrities have come forward to support Suriya via Twitter. The hashtag @WeStandWithSuriya started trending on the social platform.

Check out some of the tweets here:

Source: The News Minute & The Hindu
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