CHENNAI: Hindu outfits staged a protest outside actor Dhanush’s house in Alwarpet on Monday afternoon, against a scene in his film Velai Illa Pattathari (VIP) that portrays Ramakrishna Mission in poor light.
“They (the movie’s producers) have already been warned that the scene is offensive, but they are yet to remove it. If it is not removed, our protests will turn violent,” said M K Rajaji, president of Hindu Marumalarchi Munnetra Sangam.
The scene that the alumni and management of Ramakrishna Vidyalaya have objected to is the one in which Dhanush rants about the inferior education he got “studying in Ramakrishna Vidyalaya” while his brother got “English” education in a Christian institution.
Velai Illa Pattathari, which has been declared a blockbuster and has been running for the third week now, has Dhanush playing a civil engineer, who is frustrated about his inability to find a job.
Dhanush co-produced the film along with P Madan of Escape Artists. “We are making a strong statement to the producers to have the scene removed. If they don’t listen they will face the consequences,” Rajaji added.