Vishwaroopam: The saga continues

Feb 02, 2013, 10:23 IST | A Correspondent

Kamal Haasan's spy thriller has become embroiled in legal and other wrangles for purportedly hurting the sentiments of various sections of society. We trace the timeline of events...

'My film is neither about terrorism nor Islam'
Kamal Haasan says his bilingual spy-thriller 'Vishwaroopam' will not hurt any religious community

DTH face-off deepens, Kamal to premier 'Vishwaroop' in LA
To avoid a direct confrontation with the multiplex chains in north India, which are up in arms against Kamal Haasan's decision to hold a Direct To Home (DTH) premiere, "Vishwaroop" would be premiered in Los Angeles Jan 10

Vishwaroopam: The saga continues
Pic/Santa Banta

'Vishwaroopam' to miss release date in TN
The film's release date has been deferred till January 28 by the Madras High Court, which today declined to stay the two-week ban imposed by the state government on the film's screening

Tamil Nadu bans 'Vishwaroopam' for 15 days
With Muslim organisations objecting to actor-filmmaker Kamal Hassan's film on the ground that it portrays the community in bad light, the Tamil Nadu government banned it for 15 days

'Vishwaroopam' removed from cinemas in Malaysia
Kamal Hassan starrer, which focuses on international terrorism, has been withdrawn from cinemas in Malaysia following a directive from the home ministry

Tamil Nadu government appeals against clearance of 'Vishwaroopam'
After the Madras High Court lifted the ban on Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' in Tamil Nadu, the state government today has challenged HC's decision

'Vishwaroopam' ban can spell Rs 30 crore loss: Experts
The delay in the screening of Kamal Haasan's Rs.95 crore film "Vishwaroopam" in the wake of a ban after some groups tagged it as anti-Muslim is likely to result in an estimated loss of Rs.30 crore, say industry experts

Kamal Haasan agrees to modify 'Vishwaroopam'
Actor has agreed to remove certain scenes from his film 'Vishwaroopam' and said that he has settled the issue amicably with Muslim bodies who were stalling the film's release

Kamal Haasan threatens to leave India
Veteran actor whose latest film 'Vishwaroopam' has courted controversy, has said that if the ban on his film is not lifted, he will move overseas

'Artists have full liberty to work'
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today spoke in support of Kamal Haasan saying that artists in India were at liberty to do their work

'It's creative abortion'
Kamal Haasan says he would burn Tamil version of film Vishwaroop in front of Jayalalitha's office, and a no release will seal his financial fate

'Go to theatres and insist on watching 'Vishwaroopam''
Salman Khan took to Twitter to express his support for Kamal Haasan's film 'Vishwaroopam', which is facing a ban in Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa defends 'Vishwaroopam' ban, says no grudge against Kamal Haasan
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said that there was no personal vendetta involved in the banning of Kamal Haasan's film 'Vishwaroopam'

'Kamal Haasan victim of state terrorism'
Reacting to the controversy surrounding Kamal Haasan's movie 'Vishwaroopam', filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt today appealed to the film fraternity to stand up for the southern superstar who he feels has become the victim of 'state terrorism'

'There are no 'bad Muslims' in my film'
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan Thursday said there are no "bad Muslims" in his movie "Vishwaroopam" but added there was no way he could portray terrorists as "white" characters

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