Vishwaroopam ban a cheap publicity stunt: Muslim group

In a panel discussion moderated by CNN IBN editor Rajdeep Sardesai, Maqsood Qazmi of the Imam Council commented that the ruckus around Kamal Hassan's film Vishwaroopam was a gimmick created by the filmmaker himself.

"It is a cheap publicity stunt by Kamal Hassan," said Qazmi.

Image courtesy: Facebook.

Image courtesy: Facebook.

Preceding Qazmi's comment, Cho Ramaswamy, editor of Tughlak, magazine too defended the ban on the film saying that the government cannot hassle a law and order breach for the sake of a movie.

When Rajdeep Sardesai questioned why the Tamil Nadu government was keen to supporting the fringe groups protesting the film instead of protecting the filmmaker, Ramaswamy said that the government was thinking in the best interest of the public.

"Such sensitive issues had not been dealt in films initially. We usually used to see a lot of tear-jerkers and slapstick comedies. But when a film runs the risk of hurting someone's sentiments, it should be banned. Even the Supreme Court had upheld a ban in Dam 99 because it was about an inter-state issue and could disturb peace," said Ramaswamy.


Updated Date: Jan 30, 2013 19:40 PM

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