Karthi, actress Rohini, producer Rajsekar Pandan, and Murali Ramasamy along with other senior representatives of the Tamil film industry met Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin to discuss the Draft Cinematograph Bill (2021).
For the past few days, many celebrities including Kamal Haasan, Suriya, Pa Ranjith, Vetri Maaran, and several others took to social media to express their dissent against the draft Cinematograph Bill 2021. Recently, Karthi and several other representatives of the industry met CM Stalin to talk about it.
After meeting the chief minister, actor Karthi met the media and said, "To release a movie, we need to get a censor certificate which we attain from aboard. If we face any issue there, we approach a tribunal. This tribunal was canceled in 2017 and now the Union Government will become the place to appeal with the Amendment. This is dangerous.” He also said that this will be a huge problem for the films that have released and those that are waiting to release. Actress Rohini felt that the Bill will strangulate the freedom of expression. She said, "The industry is being pushed into a zone of insecurity. Insecurity is being created by making a change that anytime it (censor certificate) can be called back."