A case has been filed against Suriya, Jyothika, director Gnanavel for defaming the Vanniyar Sangam in the movie ‘Jai Bhim’. As stated by the journalist Shabbir Ahmed, under sections 153,153A (1), 499, 500, 503 AND 504 of IPC, a private complaint has been filed in Chidambaram court against Suriya and the Jai Bhim team seeking action for showing their community in poor light.
Earlier Tamil Nadu government provided police protection at Suriya’s residence amid threats of assault. On the other hand, Jai Bhim is receiving great appreciation from all nooks across the nation. This film was the top-rated IMDB movie in the World.
Around 50 members of various tribal communities gathered in solidarity with actor Suriya for bringing to light the plight of tribals living in Tamil Nadu through his recent film Jai Bhim.