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Vishwaroopam order likely on Tuesday

Posted on Jan 28, 11:19AM | IBNS

Madras High Court has said it would pass it verdict on Tuesday on actor Kamal Haasan's petition seeking a stay on the Tamil Nadu government's temporary ban on his film 'Vishwaroopam' following allegations by some organisations that the film shows Muslims in bad light.

According to reports, the judge asked Haasan to explore the possibility of an amicable settlement with the government. The actor is likely to meet government officials on Monday to discuss the issue.

Haasan on Thursday had moved the Madras High Court and filed a petition after the Tamil Nadu government banned the screening Vishwaroopam for 15 days.

The Madrash High Court on the same day ruled that 'Vishwaroopam', facing a government ban, cannot release till at least Monday.

The Rs 95-crore movie was supposed to be released on Friday before running into opposition by groups protesting its "anti-Muslim content" and was banned by the government.

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth came out in support of Haasan and urged Muslim groups in Tamil Nadu to help him release 'Vishwaroopam' which is facing a government ban in the state.

"I am very upset about the developments in the Vishwaroopam issue. I have known Kamal for 40 years now. I know Kamal would not hurt anyone. From the very fact he showed the movie to Islamic community says he respects them," Rajinikanth said in a statement.

The Tamil superstar urged Muslim 'friends' to "sit with Haasan and discuss the issue and allow its release without affecting its storyline".

The state government banned the film after Muslim groups objected to its screening after a special screening for them.

The film was not screened in other south Indian cities like Hyderabad and Bangalore on Friday.

'Vishwaroopam' is written, directed and co-produced by Haasan that features him in the lead role.

The film also has Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah and Jaideep Ahlawat in supporting roles.

The film was shot in many locations, including largely in USA, while sets resembling Afghanistan were constructed in Chennai.