Muslim groups want Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam banned
The South superstar is perturbed as several Muslim organisations demand a ban on the screening of his ambitious venture
It seems Kamal Haasan’s struggle to release his mega-venture Vishwaroopam is getting worse by the day. As per some latest developments, various Muslim organisations have demanded a ban on the screening of Haasan’s soon-to-release film. Reason? The film’s release will affect social harmony in the state. Sounds weird no?
MH Jawahirullah, MLA and President, Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, said that the representatives of various Muslim organisations met the City Police Commissioner S George yesterday demanding that the screening of the movie be banned. “The screening of Vishwaroopam will affect social harmony in the state. We plan to meet the Home Secretary, besides moving the Censor Board,” Jawahirullah said in a tabloid interview.
It’s learnt that these organisations had earlier demanded to see the film prior to its release, expressing concern over the depiction of their community in the movie. The multilingual film was all set to release on January 25 in Tamil and Telugu, February 1 in Hindi and it was to be shown on DTH on February 2. We really hope that the versatile actor’s woes end soon and he faces no more trouble and Vishwaroopam sees the light of the day.
First Published: 11.59 AM IST 01.23.2013