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Muslim groups want prior screening of Viswaroopam

Saturday, 5 January 2013
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New Delhi, January 05:

Controversies surrounding Kamal Hassan's upcoming 'Viswaroopam' refuse to die down with some Muslim groups demanding that the film be screened to them prior to its January 11 release, expressing concern over the depiction of the community in the movie.

A total of 23 organisations under the banner of Federation of Islamic Movements and Political Parties claimed the actor had a history of portraying Muslims in "bad light" in his earlier movies 'Hey Ram' and 'Unnai Pol Oruvan' (the latter being a remake of Hindi superhit 'A Wednesday', with the actor donning the role played by Naseruddin Shah in the original).

"There are not only reports but we also have reliable information that he has depicted Muslims and Islam in bad light. Let him screen the movie for us before releasing it. If there are objectionable scenes, they have to be removed. Else, we will be the first to support the film," A K Mohammed Haneefa, coordinator of the federation said.

He said the demand had been placed with the actor, but he has not responded so far.

"We are a big community. Such depiction hurts us," he said about the much anticipated big budget flick that stars among others, Shekhar Kapur and Rahul Bose.

Haneefa warned of "democratic protests", should be held if their demand be not met and if the community was portrayed in objectionable way.

On pointed out about Hassan's clarification earlier that the Muslims were not portrayed in a negative manner, he said 'Hey Ram' and 'Unnai Pol Oruvan' had done so.

The actor's representatives were not available for comment.

'Viswaroopam' is already caught in a controversy with Hassan and a section of theatre owners in a tug-of-war over the actor's decision to release the film on DTH platform also on January 10, a day ahead of its theatre release.

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shame on him

its government duty to make sure this film is not hurting any one or anybody,s sentiments.If government fails then every Muslim have a right demonstrate or go every limit to hurt this guy and theater how screen this movie.

Any SOB HIndu to FIR yet ?

This is true hate speech at International level. The movies are watchd by people all over the world and why Hindu not come forward to file and FIR for hate against this SOB Kamal.

Shameless Hindu

You are shameless hindu.
This movie should be banned

indian is communal

By no means india is democratic country it is completely a communal country where the rights of minorities are crushed from time and again. It is the attitude of every hindu living in the country that humanity at large cannot leave with peace.

Anti-Muslim Bollywood movies

Muslim should form a group to review all Bollywood movies prior to release. These movies create hate against Muslim women and children. Most of the times, Bollywood movies are responsible forincrease in rape in India. These movies are creating hate against Muslims.

Re;

Which movie specifically has created hate for Indian Muslims.
Don't make stupid statements.

well said ! 100% correct.

Movies are depicting wrongly on religion and every single Movie ends with something to do with weired Hindu god.

FILMS PORTRAYING WRONG ABOUT RELIGIONS MUST BE BANNED

FILMS PORTRAYING WRONG ABOUT ANY RELIGIONS MUST BE BANNED, SPECIALLY IT HAS BECOME FASHIONED TO PORTRAY MUSLIMS IN BAD TASTE HAS BECOME A TREND AND WHY THE CENSOR BOARD IS PERMITTING SUCH KIND OF FILMS TO PROVOKE AND PREACHING HATRED AND ENMITY AMONG THE COMMUNITIES BY SUCH INCITING FILMS HENCE THEY SHOULD BE BANNED

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