‘Vishwaroopam’ – the latest Tamil film by South Indian actor Dr. Kamalahasan, has been temporarily banned from being screened in Sri Lanka as the movie 'will affect social harmony,' Media Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella said at the cabinet briefing.
The Tamil movie was scheduled to be released on Friday after reaching the Censorship Board. However, the minister said he would want to watch the movie once more, so as to 'avoid communal tension.'
Vishwaroopam was banned for 15 days in South India.
However, the main actor, Kamal Hasan, who is also the director of the movie, managed to have it released through a satellite known as Direct to Home (DTH).
However, Kamal Hasan has said to the Indian media that 'any neutral and patriotic Muslim will surely feel proud on seeing his film, and it was designed for that purpose.'
"Now I will rely on law and logic to come to our support. This kind of cultural terrorism will have to stop," the actor had said.
Minister Rambukwella said, "Kamal Hasan has managed to release the movie through satellite. Half the Indian population has already seen the movie. By now the balance of the population would have seen it. This is the trickiest part of advanced technology."
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