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TN Home Secy meets Haasan's brother, protesting groups

Feb 01, 2013 12:06 PM IST India India

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Home Secretary on Friday met Chandra Haasan, brother of actor and director Kamal Haasan, and representatives of the protesting Muslim groups to hammer out a solution to the ongoing furore over Haasan's new film 'Vishwaroopam'. The meeting was held at the secretariat. The discussions are underway presently. Earlier, Kamal Haasan had said that he will hold talks with the protesting groups.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Governor Rosaiah on Friday appealed to filmmakers to avoid hurting the sentiments of various communities.

While the screening has been stopped in some areas of Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh after the release on January 25, fans queued up in Delhi to watch the film's Hindi version, 'Vishwaroop'. At PVR Saket, however, technical glitches caused delay in the screening of the first show. The show began at 10.30 am after the issues were resolved.

A young fan said, "We are not watching because of the controversy, we're watching it because of Kamal Haasan. I love all his movies as he introduces a new element in each of his movies."

There is added interest in the film with all the controversy relating to the ban on the film in Tamil Nadu and the protests against it. An inquisitive fan in Mumbai said, "The film is a big hit in Malaysia. I want to know is it some political agenda or really people have been hurt by 'Vishwaroop'."