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Vishwaroopam ban: Court hearing adjourned to Jan 29, Kamal Haasan asked to work out a harmonious solution

Chennai, Jan 28 (): The Madras High Court Judge who watched Kamal Haasan’s Rs. 95-crore film Vishwaroopam on Saturday to decide whether to release the movie in the state or not, has now asked the actor to take all efforts to reach a harmonious solution with the state government which has stopped screening the movie following a protest by some Muslim organizations.

The court however has adjourned the case for tomorrow,Januaray 29 and said that it is unable to come to a conclusion as the court is much worried about the unity of the country.  Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan who returned back to Chennai from US after attending the premiere of his film Vishwaroopam is expected to meet Tamil Nadu government officials today.

Though the film passed the censor board, it has stirred up controversy with some minority groups protesting against the film’s portrayal claiming the movie to be anti-Muslim. A disappointed Kamal Haasan who claimed the ban to be “cultural terrorism”, described the movie to be pro-Muslim and also took efforts in screening the film especially to the agitators who took a widespread protest across Tamil Nadu, but failed to convince them by the end of the day.

Fearing law and order to get worse, the state government had to stop the release of the film. Similar situation aroused in the neighbouring states as well. The movie which was earlier released in Andhra Pradesh on Friday had to be cancelled after the Muslim organization in Hyderabad submitted a memorandum to the state home Minister Sabita Reddy.

The movie was also removed from local cinemas in Malaysia after a one day release on Saturday after a direction from the Home Ministry.

Meanwhile, urging Muslim groups to find an amicable solution, Tamil Nadu political parties including DMK chief M Karunanidhi and PMK founder S Ramadoss have requested the minorities to resolve the problem by holding talks with Kamal Haasan.