Thuppakki, which means gun, with the tag line 'You don't shoot to kill but to stay alive' is slated for an Independence Day release and has Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead. Directed by AR Murugadoss of Ghajini fame, the music is being scored by Harris Jayaraj.
This isn't the first time the PMK has upped the ante against smoking scenes or posters. Many years ago, the screening of a Rajinikanth film 'Baba' had been disrupted by PMK workers because of smoking scenes. Later, a truce was called between the superstar and the PMK after he agreed to quit smoking in films in the public interest.
Just how the 'Illaya Thalapathi' or young commander Vijay, who has been silent on the protest so far, manages to cross this hurdle will be a climax even before the film is released!