Chennai, January 28 : All the hopes of Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam getting cleared for release in Tamil Nadu and other places were shattered after the Madras High Court delayed the judgment again. It has postponed the case for further hearing for tomorrow (January 29) and asked the makers of the film to solve the issue with the government.
Justice K Venkataraman said that the court considered the law and order concerns, communal amity and the investment made by Kamal Hassan for Vishwaroopam.
The judge asked the actor to settle the issue with the government amicably while hearing the petition against the Tamil Nadu government's decision to ban the film for 15 days. On Saturday (January 26), the justice along with Tamil Nadu advocate general A Navaneetha Krishnan, and representatives of Muslim organisations watched Vishwaroopam at a special screening. Meanwhile, Kamal Hassan, who returned to Chennai today, will be meeting the government authorities soon to end the deadlock.
In what con be called as a shocking development, Kamal Hassan's much-awaited Vishwaroopam was banned in Tamil Nadu for 15 days on January 23, two days before the release, after several Muslim organisations opposed the film citing that it shows their community in bad taste. Later, the Madras High Court stayed the release till January 28. However, the film is released in many foreign countries and many parts of India.
Meanwhile, a simple question is being hotly discussed on the social media platform, which asks, How a film on Taliban/Al-Qaeda terror and the American “war” against it can denigrate Indian Muslims?