Muslim organizations demand a ban of Kamal Haasan's movie 'Vishwaroopam'

Added by harini on Jan 23, 2013

Various Muslim organizations have demanded a ban on the screening of Kamal Haasan’s upcoming movie ‘Vishwaroopam’. They believe that the movie will affect social harmony in the state of Tamil Nadu.

“The screening of the movie will affect social harmony in the state. We plan to meet the Home Secretary, besides moving the Censor Board,” said M H Jawahirullah, MLA and President, Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam.

He also said that representatives of various Muslim organizations met the City Police Commissioner S George on Tuesday demanding that the screening of the movie be banned.

Previously the organizations had demanded a special screening expressing concern over the depiction of the community in the movie.

M H Jawahirullah said that Kamal Haasan had organized a special screening of the movie for them following their demand.

M H Jawahirullah said that if Kamal Haasan doesn’t oblige to the demand and ban the screening of the movie, they will move to court.

Previously the movie ‘Vishwaroopam’ was scheduled to release on January 10 Direct-To-Home (DTH) platform. But following protests from theatre-owners and their release the movie on Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform, the film’s release was postponed and is now slated for a January 25 release in 500 screens in the state.

The movie will be released on direct-to-home (DTH) platform on February 2, a week after its theatre release in Tamil and Telugu.

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