Karthik Subbaraj is in a situation on why he is planning to release Mercury 13 despite knowing the TFPC strike. The director had to post a statement to clarify his stance.
“With utmost respect to the protests and bandh, we r postponing the Trailer release of #Mercury that was supposed to happen today. However this film being a Silent film and having a huge release globally on 13th April.. And cinema being bread winning profession for hundreds of our team members who has put in their sweat n blood into this film, we r in a situation to move on towards the release of the film.Hence the trailer will be released in a day or two.Looking for all Ur support as always. To clarify certain confusions… #Mercury team including me, the director, all the cast, crew and producers have been honestly supporting the TNFPC strike going on and we have already decided to not release the Tamil version of our film in TN until the strike is over… We too like thousands of film industry workers are hoping for a fruitful solution to all our problems”, posted Karthik Subbaraj.