While the Tamil film industry has stood silent over the ban on
Viswaroopam, some of the stars have
raised their voice against it. After Rajinikanth, Bharathiraja and
others, we have Ajith Kumar coming out to share his disappointment
over the unheard ban on Tamil cinema till date and lending his
support to the Ulaganayagan.
The Thala, in a press release, said, "The constitution of India
declares India as a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic
republic assuring its citizens of justice, equality and liberty.
Trend of the day is all the words have been clichéd, misunderstood
and misconstrued. Secularism - a system of political or social
philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and
He expressed his unhappiness over the recent development and
raised question on our democratic values. "Is India a Secular
nation or being played on the basis of vote bank politics.
Democracy and Secularism are being misunderstood as clichéd words
that are just adjectives for our nation. Time we lend our ears to
the actual values that the country lives for."
In what could be a shocking development, Kamal Hassan's
much-awaited Viswaroopam was banned in Tamil Nadu for 15
days on January 23, two days before the release, after several
Muslim organisations opposed the film citing that it shows their
community in bad taste. Later, the Madras High Court stayed the
release till January 28.