Celebrities Lend Their Support To Kamal Haasan Post Ban On 'Vishwaroop'Movie Talkies – Thu 24 Jan, 2013 12:00 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu government recently imposed a ban on Kamal Haasan's upcoming film Vishwaroop, following objections from Muslim organisations. This decision has left the film fraternity fuming and various celebrities took to Twitter to oppose it.
R. Madhavan: “Support it like our freedom, in all forms, depends on it.What are v if we are not free n creative freedom is every tamilians birth right. Kamal sir is our asset and Pride.How can we let this man down.If the release is 15 days later then so be it. We will wait with bated breath."
Prakash Raj: “BAN on vishwaroopam . NOT FAIR. This cultural terrorism should stop. We should stand for the right to express. We are with you kamal sir.”
Anubhav Sinha: "Is the TN Govt saying that they do not recognize CBFC? Or They can't handle law and order? Or they subscribe to the objection? When a Government needs to ride on a movie star you should know how intellectually and politically bankrupt they are."
Siddharth: "Ban on 'Viswaroopam' is a regressive, back to the dark ages blow to Tamil cinema by the Tamil Nadu government…how do we make a change?"
Anurag Kashyap: "How Can anyone decide what the film is about without seeing it? and how can the government pander to such groups? #Vishwaroopam"
Madhur Bhandarkar: "I'm appalled by the TN Govt's decision 2 ban Kamalhaasan's #Vishwaroopam.After d film has passed by d censor board.Not done!!!."
Tanuj Garg: "This banning culture has to stop. It is an assault on democracy.#Vishwapooram."
Manoj Bajpayee: "Its disappointing to hear that state gov of tamilnadu banned vishwaroopam after the film is censored.that brings the importace of censor in ques"
Shekhar Kapur: "I stand up for #kamalhassan right 2 show d world #vishwaroopam n let d people decide, especially after Censor Board has passed the film.You?"
Kamal has described the ban as 'cultural terrorism' and has moved the High Court to remove the two-week ban imposed on his film.
The Tamil and Telugu versions of the film will hit the theaters this weekend, while the Hindi version will release on February 1, this year.