Ameer to meet Muslim outfits on behalf of Kamal Haasan

Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Ameer Sultan Thursday said he will meet representatives of 24 Muslim organisations here to discuss the ban on actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" and discuss ways to reach an amicable agreement on the film's release in Tamil Nadu.

Jan 31 2013, 4:16am CST | by

Ameer to meet Muslim outfits on behalf of Kamal Haasan
Photo Credit: STRDEL, Getty Images

Chennai, Jan 31 — Tamil filmmaker Ameer Sultan Thursday said he will meet representatives of 24 Muslim organisations here to discuss the ban on actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" and discuss ways to reach an amicable agreement on the film's release in Tamil Nadu.

He will meet the muslim representatives Thursday evening.

"I am meeting the members (of Muslim organisations) today to discuss the matter on behalf of Kamal sir. If we come to a conclusion, then we will release the film the very next minute in the state," Ameer, president of Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), told reporters here.

Ameer will be accompanied by Chandra Haasan, brother of Kamal and partner in the film production company Raj Kamal Films International.

"Kamal is not needed for the meeting this evening. If he were needed, then he would've been present. We're representing Kamal and the rest of the industry to sit and discuss the matter with members from all the Muslim organisations which have opposed the ban on the film," said Chandra Haasan.

Kamal Haasan is in Mumbai.

The Rs.95 crore espionage thriller was originally scheduled to release in Tamil and Telugu on Jan 25, but a day before the screenings the Tamil Nadu government imposed a two-week ban on the film after some Muslim groups complained that some scenes in the film portrayed the community in a bad light.

On Jan 30, a Madras High Court bench chaired by Justice Dharma Rao reimposed the ban on the film and nullified the lifting of the ban on the film by Justice K. Venkataraman on Jan 29.

Written, produced and directed by Kamal, "Vishwaroopam" features him in the title role. Other members of the cast include Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur and Jaideep Ahlawat.

Its Hindi version "Vishwaroop" is slated to release Friday.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

'Ash vs. Evil Dead' adds Lucy Lawless and Mimi Rogers to cast
'Ash vs. Evil Dead' adds Lucy Lawless and Mimi Rogers to cast
The Evil Dead television series is shaping up in the Kiwi nation where filming has started. But who are Lucy Lawless and Mimi Rogers playing in the latest series?
 
 
David Letterman Spotted in Indy 500
David Letterman Spotted in Indy 500
The former host of the "Late show with David Letterman" was supporting his IndyCar team in the event
 
 
Anne Meara, Actress and Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85
Anne Meara, Actress and Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85
The actress gained fame when she teamed up with her husband Jerry Stiller and performed on various variety shows of 1960s
 
 
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Won't Return for Fuller House, John Stamos Heartbroke
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Won't Return for Fuller House, John Stamos Heartbroken
John Stamos (Uncle Jesse ) is Heartbroken over Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen’s decision not to return for the revival of Full House.