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Madras HC order on Vishwaroopam today

Agencies  New Delhi, January 29, 2013
First Published: 08:05 IST(29/1/2013) | Last Updated: 18:03 IST(29/1/2013)

Kamal Haasan has reportedly been asked by Tamil Nadu government officials to edit his film Vishwaroopam by about an hour, if he wanted it to hit screens in Tamil Nadu.

The Madras high court had on Monday postponed its decision till Tuesday on a plea filed by filmmaker and actor Kamal Haasan for a stay on the two-week ban imposed by the Tamil Nadu government on his film - Vishwaroopam's release in the state. The judge asked Haasan to explore options of settlement with the government.

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The judge observed since he is in Chennai, he should meet government officials and explore amicable solution. The filmmaker is likely to meet govt officials on Monday.

High court judge, Justice K Venkataraman had on Saturday watched Vishwaroopam at a special screening along with Tamil Nadu advocate general A Navaneethakri-shnan and representatives of Kamal Haasan and Muslim organisations.

The Tamil Nadu government had put the release of the film on hold just a day before it was to hit theatres, following protests from Muslim groups that alleged the film hurt their religious sentiments.


Support for the superstar poured in from the film fraternity even as Vishwaroopam was screened in Karnataka and Kerala despite sporadic protests. The Telugu version released in Andhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad a day after being screened in the rest of the state.


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