The Hindi Makkal Katchi (HMK) had said that they would be protesting against the 7aum Arivu team for allowing dialogues that glorified Tamils to be censored in Sri Lanka. But now, following Udhayanidhi Stalin’s statements to a Tamil magazine about not releasing Tamil films in Sri Lanka in the future, the HMK has dropped their plans and is in fact welcoming the produceractor’s decision.
Says HMK’s secretary Kannan, 'Udhayanidhi has clarified in the magazine that he was not directly involved in giving the foreign management screening rights (FMS rights in industry parlance) of 7aum Arivu to Sri Lanka. He has agreed that given the plight of Tamils in the island nation, there was no need to release Tamil films in the country. Also, he has mentioned that if a decision to not release films in Sri Lanka is taken by the various trade bodies in the Tamil film industry,
he will accept such a decision as the valour of Tamils is more important than revenue. So, we have decided to drop the protests that we had planned.'