Vishwaroopam ban: Salman Khan, Shyam Benegal, Shabana Azmi, Siddharth, Khushboo react!
The film fraternity – both Bollywood and the South – reacts on the controversy related to Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam
Actors Salman Khan, Siddharth, Shabana Azmi, Khushboo and Rahul Bose and filmmakers Shyam Benegal, Ananth Mahadevan, Kalpana Lajmi, R Balki, Priyadarshan, Anusha Rizvi and Rensil D’Silva – celebs from both Bollywood and the South – have reacted strongly to the ban imposed by the Tamil Nadu government on Kamal Hassan’s controversial film Vishwaroopam. This is what they said and/or tweeted: Click here to read more
What is the problem with Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam?
In spite of getting clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification, Kamal Haasan’s mega-ambitious movie faces a ban from the Tamil Nadu government. Is this move justified? Can the state impose this kind of diktat on films, or is there more to the whole issue than meets the eye? We dissect the controversy to find out what exactly made Vishwaroopam attract so much of the wrong kind of attention….
It all started when Kamal Haasan’s decision to release his magnum opus Vishwaroopam on the DTH platform (Direct-to-Home) set the industry abuzz. The 58-year-old actor-filmmaker defended his move to introduce the film in pay-per-view mode on DTH networks on the day of its theatrical release. Click here to read more
Saif Ali Khan: It’s difficult for a Muslim to buy a house in India
The Agent Vinod actor who recently bought a house in Bandra, said that he had been turned down several times by builders
Saif Ali Khan is not one of those actors who speak about religion very easily. So it was surprising that he brought up the issue, however inadvertently, in an interview to a TV news channel. In an exclusive chat Saif was speaking about his slapping episode and how he wouldn’t change his reaction if it happened again. He went on to talk about being crowned the Nawab of Pataudi and how he is trying to match up to the high standards set by his late father, legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. The conversation veered towards Saif’s religion and how it affected his daily life. The actor’s father was a Muslim and his mother, actor Sharmila Tagore is a Hindu who converted to Islam post marriage and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana. Saif was raised as a Muslim and for him, Islam is all about the wonderful poetry and the rich culture, he revealed. He obviously is not comfortable with people’s general perception about the faith thanks to a few misguided extremists. While trying his best not to get emotional, Saif told the interviewer how difficult it was for him to buy a house in Mumbai. Click here to read more