Bollywood supports 'Vishwaroopam'

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 04, 2013 17:39 hrs

The Bollywood film fraternity has teamed up to support the Kamal Haasan and his tri-lingual film 'Vishawaroopam' that ran into troubles over objections by some Tamil Nadu Muslim groups over its content.

Speaking on ´Vishwaroopam´ and the controversies related to it, actor-social activist Anupam Kher said, "It is a film passed by the constitutional authority and it should be left there only. Nobody should interfere in other agencies, no foundations, no organisations."

"I think the it is a very frightening stance that we are letting to happen. It is absolutely ridiculous. We are also giving too much importance to those few people," he added.

Filmmaker Karan Johar noted, "As a film maker and as a citizen of India, I felt very violated on various accounts. I think when the censor board has passed the film...the film should be out there and released and it (controversies regarding a film) happened to me during my release as well."

"I felt for the filmmaker...and what he is going through. I believe something at the fraternity should be done. This cannot happen time and again," Johar added.

Voicing out his feelings, filmmaker Kabir Khan said," I have a strong feeling for Vishwaroopam. When the censor board has passed it, certified to go out into the public and release, no other institution or body or religious groups has any right to call for ban on that film."

Meanwhile, the ban on the film in the Tamil Nadu was lifted on Sunday after Hasaan agreed to edit seven scenes from the movie.

Speaking on the agreement between the south superstar and the Muslim groups which protested saying the film contained some "objectionable and anti-Muslim matter", musician Annu Malik said, "The stand taken to resolve the issue with the people who felt offended is very good."

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, which is a Rs 95 crore project was shot in many locations, including largely in USA, while sets resembling Afghanistan were constructed in Chennai.

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