In a shocking turn of events, Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam which was set to release tomorrow has been banned in Tamil Nadu. The decision came in after the government reviewed the law and order situation and problems that could rise with the coming of Miladi-ul-Nabi.
24 Muslim organizations and political parties, under the banner of 'Federation of Muslim Organisations', met home secretary R Rajagopal at the secretariat on Wednesday. "The film is aimed at tarnishing Islam and Muslims. Its release is bound to disturb communal harmony," said Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam leader and MLA M H Jawahirullah. "The chief minister was concerned the film could aggravate the law and order situation in the state and sought views of senior officials. It was then decided that the film would be banned for two weeks," said a senior government official.
Now it appears that Kamal is once again left facing problems with the release of his film. The release could mean that the Telugu and Hindi version will go out on the 25th of January and the 1st of to February respectively as the Tamil version waits until the end of the band. The DTH release, which was set to take place two after the theatrical counterpart, is also set to get affected. The actor is currently in the United States promoting the film there and is likely to be aggregated by the turn of events.
Vishwaroopam saw a grand acceptance from the audience and halls were packed fully for its opening day. But once again, the audience face disappointment with the push in the date. Previously, the film was scheduled for a January 11 Pongal release and was canceled as problems with the Tamil Nadu theater owners association surfaced.
With so many problems lining up, will we ever get the chance to see the movie? One has to wait and watch.
Kamal Haasan About Vishwaroopam Being Banned