As posters of Vijay’s upcoming film ‘Thuppakki’ were plastered in some parts of Chennai showing him smoking, PMK – the party of former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss – has condemned the violation of the ban on tobacco promotion. The protests have emanated from Pasumai Thayagam, the environmental wing of the Vanniyar-based PMK. A complaint has also been sent to the Chennai Police Commissioner.
Thuppakki, which means gun, with the tag line ‘You don’t shoot to kill but to stay alive’ is slated for an Independence Day release and has Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead. Directed by AR Murugadoss of Ghajini fame, the music is being scored by Harris Jayaraj.