While Election officials have removed posters of political leaders from the walls to maintain the model code of conduct, banners of old films of Jayalalithaa and MG Ramachandran, her late mentor and a popular film star of the yesteryear have been put up across the city.
The posters show young MGR and Jayalalithaa and advertise the upcoming release of a digitally remade version of Aayirathil Oruvan (One Man In A Thousand), a classic which was originally released in 1965.
The election officials have expressed displeasure over the film posters
The film is set to be re-released across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Keralka on March 14. Chennai-based Dhivya Films has re-mastered the film. Jayalalithaa has congratulated them for the initiative, said sources in Dhivya Films.
Tamil Nadu's chief electoral officer Praveen Kumar expressed displeasure over the matter and said that the film posters have violated the model code of conduct. He said the election officials will remove posters put up on the streets.