In Pics: The Vishwaroopam controversy so far

Movies | | January 30, 2013, 7:26 pm
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It was a dramatic Wednesday for Kamal Haasan's fans with the actor first addressing a press conference demanding for a secular state, then eventually succumbed to pressure and agreed to cut some scenes from his film 'Vishwaroopam'.

It was a dramatic Wednesday for Kamal Haasan's fans with the actor first addressing a press conference demanding for a secular state, then eventually succumbed to pressure and agreed to cut some scenes from his film 'Vishwaroopam'.

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Kamal Haasan's film 'Vishwaroopam' was banned in Tamil Nadu on the insistence of some Muslim organisations which felt that it depicted the community in poor light.

Kamal Haasan's film 'Vishwaroopam' was banned in Tamil Nadu on the insistence of some Muslim organisations which felt that it depicted the community in poor light.

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Late on Tuesday night, the film got relief from the Madras High Court after the court decided to put in abeyance the prohibitory orders issued by the Tamil Nadu government to delay the film's release. However, the order has now been challenged by the state government.

Late on Tuesday night, the film got relief from the Madras High Court after the court decided to put in abeyance the prohibitory orders issued by the Tamil Nadu government to delay the film's release. However, the order has now been challenged by the state government.

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On Wednesday morning, an emotional Haasan borke his silence on the issue and stated that how he would leave Tamil Nadu and look for a secular place to live outside India and continue to make films in Tamil.

On Wednesday morning, an emotional Haasan borke his silence on the issue and stated that how he would leave Tamil Nadu and look for a secular place to live outside India and continue to make films in Tamil.

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Shortly after Kamal Haasan's press conference, protestors hurled petrol bombs at two theatres in the  Ramanathapuram district. The two theatres were scheduled to screen Vishwaroopam.

Shortly after Kamal Haasan's press conference, protestors hurled petrol bombs at two theatres in the Ramanathapuram district. The two theatres were scheduled to screen Vishwaroopam.

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But while Haasan agreed to cut scenes, the Madras High Court stayed release of Vishwaroopam in Tamil Nadu. The court stated that it would hear the case again only on Monday.

But while Haasan agreed to cut scenes, the Madras High Court stayed release of Vishwaroopam in Tamil Nadu. The court stated that it would hear the case again only on Monday.

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Meanhwhile, Chairman, Imam Council of India said: This is a pre planned and publicity stunt from Kamal Hassan.

Meanhwhile, Chairman, Imam Council of India said: This is a pre planned and publicity stunt from Kamal Hassan.

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While earlier, Haasan stated that he would take the case to the Supreme Court, latest reports suggest that he has decided against it.

While earlier, Haasan stated that he would take the case to the Supreme Court, latest reports suggest that he has decided against it.