Big set-back for Tamil actor Kamal Haasan as Malaysian Home Ministry has banned his much talked Tamil movie, Vishwaroopam, and the screening of the film has been removed from the cinema halls, which has outraged the fans throughout the country.
In a press conference, Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam’s distributor Lotus Fivestar AV said that they are ordered to stop the screening of the film on Friday.
However, a daily newspaper said that film released on Thursday and has run to packed houses.
Further, Company’s director Datuk R. Ramalingam told media that they would all those who bought the tickets earlier and tell them to use tit for other films.
Moreover, the Star Online reports, “The Censorship Board had already approved the film. The release of the movie, which focuses on international terrorism, has also been delayed in Tamil Nadu following complaints from Muslims.”
On the other hand, Penang Muslim League president Datuk Najmudeen Kadeer has requested the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) to review the film ‘Vishwaroopam’ as it present Islam in a negative light.
After watching the film, P. Sinayah said, “It was a fictional work, adding people should be given the opportunity to watch it and make up their own minds.”
A fan who brought the ticket said, “claimed there has been so much publicity about the movie and he really wanted to see it, added he hopes that the Government will reconsider.”
In a statement, Tamil actor Kamal Haasan said he would take legal action after the film was banned in Tamil Nadu.