The ban of the film was lifted last evening by the judge, who
reviewed the film recently. But the state government challenged the
orders and has won the case.
Earlier today, Kamal Hassan and said, "When M F Hussain can do
it, Kamal Haasan will do it. I am fed up. I am an artiste. After
that, I will have to seek a secular State for my stay. Secular
State from Kashmir to Kerala, excluding Tamil Nadu... Tamil Nadu
wants me out," he said at a press conference in a choked voice as
the fate of the movie is still to be decided in the court.
Later, he re-edited the film and deleted some scenes and
dialogues, which could hurt the Muslim groups. The issue was
amicably settled and Kamal announced, "My Muslim family has reached
out to me. We have settled it amicably. No more differences between
my Muslim brothers and me."
However, the film was originally slated for the release on January 25 before the state government imposed the ban on the movie for 15 days after several Muslim outfits opposed the film.