Effigy of comedian Santhanam was burnt by advocates in Chennai. The reason being the actor played the role of an advocate in Deiva Thirumagal, which the lawyers claimed was aimed at tarnishing their image among the masses.
Santhanam played Vinod, a junior lawyer to Anushka, in the film. In the movie Santhanam appears as an advocate who runs around the court halls seeking a client.
Irked at this act, the lawyers raised slogans against Santhanam and burnt his effigy. They also sought an appology from the actor and the whole team.
The movie was directed by A L Vijay and had Vikram, Anushka, Amala Paul and Santhanam in key roles. Music was by G V Prakash. Released by UTV Films, the film has been garnering good collections at the box office.