The city police have registered a FIR against the actor-director on charges of hurting religious beliefs. The FIR was registered based on a complaint by VG Narayanan of Hindu Makkal Munnani — a fringe religious outfit.
Police said that Chandrasekhar made a comment during the audio release function of an yet to be released movie wherein he stated that offering money to temple hundial in Tirupati amounts to bribery.
The video of his speech, made on December 22 was shared widely in online platforms after which the complaint was filed, police sources said.
In his complaint, Narayanan said the director had no business or right to comment on religious beliefs of a community.
Virugambakkam Police have registered FIR under section 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).
This is not the first time Hindu outfits had taken an opposition to Chandrasekhar.
When his son, actor Vijay’s last release Mersal ran into controversy regards to comments about GST and Demonetisation in the movie, state BJP leaders condemned it. BJP National secretary H Raja went a step ahead and shared a picture of the voter ID of actor, which has his name as Joseph Vijay, intending that he is against BJP because he is a Christian. Chandrasekhar appeared in front of TV channels on behalf of his actor son to salvage the situation.