While the countdown for Kamal Hassan starrer mega-budget film Vishwaroopam has begun, there seems to be yet another hurdle for the movie to clear before its release on January 25. The multilingual film has come under the scanner of Muslim groups once again, in spite of the actor clarifying a few weeks ago that the film would not hurt the sentiments of any religious groups.
Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TNMMK) is strongly opposing the release of Vishwaroopam claiming that the release could disturb the peace between communities. It has met the Police Commissioner on Tuesday (January 22) and requested him to ban the film from its release. Along with the TNMMK, several other Muslim groups have joined hands and they plan to meet the Home Secretary and Censor Board to halt the film from its release.
According to the groups, Kamal Hassan had promised to screen the film for them before its release. But the film got delayed due to tussle between Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners' Association and the makers of Vishwaroopam, and now the actor is ready to release without screening the film for them. The TNMMK will take the issue to the court if they do not get justice, claims a member of the organisation.