Vishwaroopam issue settled; To be released in Tamil Nadu with 7 cuts

Kamal-Haasan-at-the-secretariatKamal Haasan has finally reached an amicable agreement with Muslim groups over the screening of movie ‘Vishwaroopam’ in Tamil Nadu. Kamal has agreed to delete 7 objectionable scenes and to mute the Quran verses from the film.

The settlement was reached after a 5-hour meeting between Kamal Haasan’s camp and Muslim groups in the presence of Home Secretary R Rajagopal IAS at the Secretariat in Chennai.

The edited movie will be released in Tamil Nadu, after receiving the approval from Censor Board again. The matter will come up for hearing on February 6.

“I had a discussion with my Muslim brothers. They told me which are the scenes that would offend and could be removed. I have agreed to delete few objectional sequences”, said the actor, while addressing the media.

Kamal added that the issue has been settled amicably. “We will immediately arrange to announce the date of release after consultations, including with technical team”, said Kamal.

Following this, the Muslim groups have declared that no more protests will be held against the ban of Vishwaroopam. M H Jawahirullah on behalf of the Muslim organisations said, “Kamal has agreed to delete 7 objectionable portions out of 12 portions that were told by us. He also has agreed to mute some scenes”.

The tri-lingual film, originally slated for release on January 25, was banned by Tamil Nadu state government for two weeks, as the govt. feared that its screening would spawn protests.

Meanwhile, the hindi version of the film titled ‘Vishwaroop‘, released on Friday, opened to good response in North India, with multiplex owners claiming that the controversy surrounding the movie has generated more curiosity among the audience.

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