On Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam ban, Censor Board says TN A-G allegation baseless
In a statement, CBFC, Mumbai, under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, said every action taken/ procedure followed by it for Vishwaroopam or any other film has been done in accordance with the Act and rules framed by Parliament.
It asked Advocate-General Navaneetha Krishnan and advocate Sankarasubu to issue an apology for their statements.
The CBFC said, “...the statement of Advocate-General Navaneetha Krishnan calling the certification process a scam is baseless.” The statement of advocate Sankarasubu calling the Board members “purchasable commodities” is utterly reprehensible and grossly defamatory, it added.
Meanwhile, District Collectors across Tamil Nadu revoked prohibitory orders imposed under Section 144 of CrPC that banned the film’s release. Removing the prohibition would make the writ petition against it filed by filmmaker Kamal Haasan infructuous.
The petitions against the film’s release filed by Muslim outfits are expected to be withdrawn on Monday. Once the legal tangles are cleared, only the process of editing the film is left before Vishwaroopam hits the theatre. Kamal has agreed to seven edits, much against his staunch defence of the film.
As opposition by Muslim outfits erupted, the Tamil Nadu government had imposed the ban, citing threat of violence with Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa stating that it
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