‘Let’s drop debate on ‘Karnan’, focus on creative work’: Udhayanidhi tells Dmk cadres

‘Let’s drop debate on ‘Karnan’, focus on creative work’: Udhayanidhi tells Dmk cadres
ControversyUdhayanidhi had already requested the filmmakers, on behalf of his party people, to change the year of incidents shown in Dhanush-starrer ‘Karnan’ from 1997 to 1995.Tnm StaffActor-turned-politician Udhayanidhi Stalin has asked Dmk party supporters and cadres to drop the debate on Dhanush-starrer Karnan and instead focus on the creative work. Dmk supporters had recently raised objections to the year in which director Mari Selvaraj had set his recent Tamil film Karnan, which is loosely based on a series of caste atrocities that took place in southern parts of Tamil Nadu, at the center of which was caste tensions and denial of public transportation buses to certain villages in the region. Udhayanidhi’s request comes even after the filmmakers changed the year from 1997 to ‘later half of the ’90s and some Dmk party workers were still unhappy. Dmk members had taken offense that the events in the film were set during
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