Actor Vijay met Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi Palaniswami and thanked him personally for helping resolve the local entertainment tax issue. The Tamilnadu Producers council had been on strike since October 6 protesting against the additional 8% local entertainment tax on movie tickets.

They withdrew the strike after ​the government revised ticket prices and also reduced the local entertainment tax to 8 %. Reports say that Vijay’s meeting ​with the chief minister lasted an hour. He was accompanied by Mersel director Atlee​.

Vijay’s Mersel releases on October 18​.