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Miscreants vandalise theatre screening Kamal Hasan film

Posted on Jan 27, 01:49PM | UNI

The premiere of much anticipated action film 'Viswaroopam', by actor-director Kamal Hassan, in Karnataka was today marred when miscreants tore the screen, damaged a theatre in Mysore and threatened the movie buffs, leaving two of them with minor injuries.

Though it was slated for tomorrow's release, some theatre owners started screening the film since yesterday in Bangalore and Mysore.

While the screening did not evoke any trouble in the city, in one of the three theatres where it was released in Mysore, miscreants raided it and created chaos today.

Mysore police said some miscreants damaged a theatre and allegedly assaulted a few cinegoers. The incident occurred at Balaji theatre when more than 50 miscreants entered it during interval. They tore the screen and threatened the movie goers to vacate the premises. Then they went on to damage the projector room and pulled down the posters at the entrance of the theatre.

In the meantime, Mandi police station officials visited the spot and registered a case.

However, the film was screened without a problem in other two theatres in Mysore.

The controversial film's screening was banned for two weeks in Tamil Nadu, following protests from a minority community, which complained it was depicted badly.

However, it was released early in Kerala and Karnataka.

The screening was, however, stopped by the police in Hyderabad over security concerns.