Kamal Haasan has made it clear on quite a few occasions that he likes the work of Vijay and that he is an actor who has the potential to do great films. Kamal has also voiced out in support of Vijay whenever the latter's films have been caught in political pressure and controversies. The actor-politician has also extended an open invite to Thalapathy to join his political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiam'.
With Sarkar earning the wrath of the ruling AIADMK party in TN, and party members going on the rampage and indulging in vandalism in theaters screening the film in the state, Vijay is again under pressure. It is heard that the Sarkar team will be removing the scene which has come under the AIADMK scanner (people throwing away the government-provided freebies and also burning them), and then be applying for re-censor and sending the updated, re-edited content to all theaters.
Kamal has tweeted condemning this act of vandalism by the AIADMK and stated that a film which has already been censored shouldn't be subjected to such political pressure. He criticized the government for not having the maturity to accept criticism portrayed in a film. He also said that good people will soon emerge and take over the governance of the state.