Tamil Nadu bans 'Vishwaroopam', Kamal Hassan to fight it out

Hassan will take legal recourse against ban on screening of his film

The state government of India's Tamil Nadu has decided to ban the screening of actor/director Kamal Hassan's 'Vishwaroopam'

This strong action comes from the government following protests from a section of society over alleged depiction of their community in a negative light.

Official sources said the state government has asked the respective district collectors to invoke necessary legal provisions to maintain law and order.

Now the director will take legal recourse against ban on screening of his film terming this ban as a "cultural terrorism".

Hassan has already clarified that the community is not shown in a objectionable manner in the film but that has failed to soothe frayed tempers of the community, which blames him of having a history of doing so in earlier films like 'Hey Ram' and 'Unnai Pol Oruvan'.

Hassan has been facing lot of hurdles with his latest movie, which has been made on a huge budget. His decision to show it on a DTH platform ahead of its theatrical release was faced with strong protests by screen-owners recently.

He was forced to drop his plans to have a DTH premiere first after the protests but moved the Competition Commission of India against Tamil Nadu theatre owners for allegedly restricting the release.

The big budget movie has been made in Tamil, Hindi and Telegu.

Before this fresh trouble Kamal Hassan had announced the movie would hit the screens on January 25 in not less than 500 screens across the state of Tamil Nadu.

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