Tripartite talks to break the deadlock over the release of Kamal
Hassan's Vishwaroopam began here today
following Chief Minister Jayalalitha's offer to broker peace with
the protesting Muslim groups and the actor.
The meeting is being attended by some representatives of the
Muslim organisations, Chandra Hassan, brother of Kamal Hassan, and
state Home Secretary. The Commissioner of Police, S George, is also
Breaking her silence on the state government's decision to ban
the movie, Jayalalitha on Thursday offered to facilitate an
amicable settlement if Hassan and Muslim groups agreed to come
"If Muslim organisations and Kamal Hassan are ready to sit down
and work out an amicable agreement, if he agrees to delete certain
portions that are objectionable, the decks would be cleared for
screening of the movie and the Tamil Nadu government will
facilitate such an amicable settlement," she had said.
Film personalities have welcomed Jayalalitha's initiative to
facilitate resolution of the crisis arising out of the ban on the
movie, made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and earlier scheduled for
release on January 25.
Hassan has ruled out moving the Supreme Court for now, saying he
will wait for the Madras High Court's judgement next week while
trying to find a solution through talks.