Screening of Vishwaroopam Stopped in Hyderabad
The Hyderabad police have issued orders to stop the screening of Kalam Haasan starrer Vishwaroopam in the city for a day today.

According to Sabita Indra Reddy, state Home Minister, police commissioners of Hyderabad and Cyberabad approached her to allow them to stop the screening the movie until they are satisfied that the film would not create any disturbances.

"Yesterday some religious leaders approached me to stop the screening the movie expressing apprehensions. There is no ban from government side. City police commissioners have requested me to postpone the movie screening by a day in the city," Reddy told PTI.

Hyderabad city Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma was not available for comment.

However, a police official from Cyberabad said they asked the film exhibitors not to screen the movie today in view of the representations made by some religious groups.

When contacted, a senior official of a multiplex, where Vishwaroopam was scheduled to be screened from today, said the police have asked them to stop the movie until January 29.

"The city police asked us not to screen the movie till January 29. Fans were thoroughly disappointed with the development," the official said, on condition of anonymity.

The Rs 90 crore-film landed in controversies following the actor-producer's decision to screen the movie through DTH platform ahead of the release in theatres.

However, Kamal Haasan later backed out following the pressure from exhibitors.

Yesterday, the Madras High Court declined to stay the two-week ban imposed by the Tamil Nadu state government on the film's screening. The court fixed January 26 for a preview of the controversial movie which has stoked strong protests from Muslim outfits.
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4/D-142
Jan 26, 2013
06:53 PM

 Arun Maheswari >> Freedom of speech and expression must be absolute and this silly laws on "hurting sentiments" must go.

Is there absolute Freedom of speech and expression in Left Liberal OUTLOOK?

Some silly geriatric RSS leader said some statements reflecting the ideals of a time long ago,did the media reflect on that this person too had a freedom of speech?

There have been many instances when constitutinally correct but politically incorrect statements made right here in LEFT LIBERAL OUTLOOK have been banned, is that right?

Ramki, Delhi
3/D-82
Jan 25, 2013
04:53 PM

>> "The Hyderabad police have issued orders to stop the screening of Kalam Haasan starrer Vishwaroopam in the city for a day today."

No amount of disguising the name (Kamaal Hassan, Kalam Haasan, ..) is going to help.
 

K.Suresh, Bangalore
2/D-79
Jan 25, 2013
04:48 PM

Why just state governments ... we are all chickens .. in fact more like chickens with our head cut.

This will just spread .... Freedom of speech and expression must be absolute and this silly laws on "hurting sentiments" must go. We are being naive and coy and not relly solving any problems just creating more.

Arun Maheshwari, Bangalore
1/D-65
Jan 25, 2013
02:49 PM

 Are all state governments chicken?

My question posed earlier has not been answered. What is the Lower Explosive Limit for communities to indulge in violence?

Bonita, Chennai
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