Filmmaker AR Murugadoss has sought police protection over alleged harassment from the distributors of the film. As per a news report, Murugadoss has filed a petition in Madras High Court seeking police protection. He claims that about 30 to 40 distributors have been hounding him daily, allegedly seeking compensation for incurring losses from distributing 'Darbar'.
He has submitted a petition with the Chennai Police Commissioner seeking police protection. According to the report, the director claimed that over 25 unidentified persons entered his office premises on February 3 and “created a fear psychosis on his staff that were present there and used filthy language”. Another 15 of them allegedly stood outside his residence and started shouting slogans in addition to hurling abuses.
His petition reads. “It is submitted that the unidentified persons entered upon with intent to commit an offence and to intimidate, insult and annoy the petitioner and thereby they have committed criminal trespass and for this reason the petitioner’s office and residence should be given sufficient police protection.”
The movie's distributors have decided to go on hunger strike after their request to meet Rajinikanth was turned down. Made on a budget of £20 million which includes £10.8 million salary of Rajinikanth, 'Darbar' has been adjudged a disaster despite collecting around £25 million worldwide.