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Vishwaroopam Ban : Kamal says he was hurt and truly insulted

Chennai, Jan 24 (): Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam is made on a huge budget and has been facing lot of hurdles before its release. The latest is the Tamil Nadu state government’s sudden decision to stop the release of Vishwaroopam for 15 days. Unfortunately, Kamal has been caught on with the issue strongly, first with his DTH-release and now with this ban.

This decision has definitely landed Kamal in big trouble, perhaps this is the biggest hurdle in his career of more than five decades. Kamal Hassan is currently in the U.S. for ‘Vishwaroopam’s overseas release and he is reasonably angered.

Kamal Hassan today moved to the Madras high court. He said that he was not only hurt by those accusations of denigrating a community but his sensibilities are truly insulted. He added such kind of cultural terrorism should stop and said he would rely on law and logic to come to his support.

He said that the situations leading to the ban were similar to cultural terrorism and added he was a victim of celebrity bashing.

The actor said in a brief statement that any patriotic and neutral Muslim would surely feel pride on seeing his film. The film was designed for that purpose, he added.

On Wednesday night, the Tamil Nadu government banned the screening of Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam following strong protests from various Muslim organisations claiming that it depicted the community in negative light.

Kamal feels that the TN Government and the actions of the Muslim organizations are completely unjustified. He added that he had been brutally used as a vehicle by small groups who sought political profile.

Several Bollywood actors and filmmakers have come out in support of Kamal Hassan on the social networking platform.

Kamal thanked those who “rose to the occasion” and to his support on the Internet. He said, “Icon bashing is a great way to be noticed when you are not one yourself. It is happening again and again.”


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