Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council president and actor Vishal has sought an apology from BJP leader, H. Raja after he said that he had watched the film, Mersal on the internet. Vishal has criticised the BJP leader for advocating piracy by watching the movie on internet. He further said that Raja being a political leader is setting a bad example by watching the pirated version of Mersal movie. Tamil Nadu’s BJP unit is critical of some scenes from Vijay starrer Mersal movie. The movie had hit screens for Diwali festival.