Taking a cue from Tamil Nadu, Karaikal, an enclave of the union territory of
Puducherry, today banned the screening of Kamal Haasan's controversial film Viswaroopam
for two weeks from tomorrow for its alleged portryal of the Muslim community in
District Collector-cum-District Magisrate J Ashok Kumar in a release said the
decision to ban the film's screening in theatres from January 25 was taken due
to objections by the outfits over alleged portrayal of their community in bad
"The screening of the film has been banned for a two-week period from January 25
under Section 9(1) of Pondicherry Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1964," he said.
He said the order had been passed ex-parte in view of the emergency situation.