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Vishwaroopam to be released on 7 Feb in Tamil Nadu

The state government withdrew the ban on the film after Haasan agreed to delete some scenes from the movie
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First Published: Mon, Feb 04 2013. 05 28 PM IST
Kamal Haasan, on Monday, withdrew a petition challenging the two-week ban imposed on 23 January. Photo: Hindustan Times
Kamal Haasan, on Monday, withdrew a petition challenging the two-week ban imposed on 23 January. Photo: Hindustan Times
Updated: Mon, Feb 04 2013. 05 30 PM IST
Chennai: Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam is set to be released on 7 February in Tamil Nadu after the state government lifted a ban on the film on Sunday.
The state government withdrew the ban on the film after Haasan agreed to delete some scenes from the movie. The multi-lingual film, made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, was originally slated for release on 11 January.
“Vishwaroopam will hit the screens on 7 February and grateful to the chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and my fans,” Haasan said in a press release.
Haasan, on Monday, withdrew a petition challenging the two-week ban imposed on 23 January. While a single judge had allowed the release, a division bench had upheld the ban and referred the issue back to the former.
Muslim groups in Tamil Nadu had criticized Vishwaroopam’s depiction of Islam and demanded that it be banned. The state government sided with the protesters even though the film had been cleared for release by the Central Board of Film Certification.
The truce between the national award-winning actor and the Muslim groups was brokered by the Tamil Nadu government on Sunday. PTI contributed to the story
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First Published: Mon, Feb 04 2013. 05 28 PM IST
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