Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam pulled in Hyderabad, Bangalore too
Hyderabad: After being banned in Tamil Nadu, mega-budget thriller, Vishwaroopam, directed by Kamal Haasan who also stars in the film, did not screen today in Hyderabad or Bangalore. Distributors in both cities said they did not want to provoke any violence. The film is likely to release tomorrow in Hyderabad and on Sunday in Bangalore.
The 95-crore film has been banned by the Tamil Nadu government for two weeks after some groups protested against the film’s portrayals of Muslims. The Madras High Court last evening refused to rescind the ban and said a judge will review the movie over the weekend; a verdict could be delivered at the next hearing on Monday. Kamal Haasan has described the ban as “cultural terrorism” and the movie as “Muslim-friendly.”The movie was released in Andhra Pradesh this morning, but the distributor decided to cancel later screenings in the state capital of Hyderabad. The film did not show at all in Bangalore today. NDTV