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'Vishwaroopam' releases in Bangalore, Hyderabad; Madras HC judge to watch film today

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Jan 26, 2013 at 01:40pm IST

New Delhi: Kamal Haasan's latest film 'Vishwaroopam' was screened in Bangalore and Hyderabad on Saturday, a day after its scheduled release date. The film ran into trouble after a few Muslim groups protested against the film's content claiming that it hurt their sentiments.

The Madras High Court ordered a stay on its release after Kamal Haasan took the matter to court calling it cultural terrorism. A judge of the HC will watch the film on Saturday and its verdict will be delivered on Monday.

Meanwhile, the film's Hindi version, titled 'Vishwaroop', is set to hit the screens on February 1.

On Friday, south actor Ajith issued a statement saying that Indian democracy and secularism have been misunderstood and misconstrued for vote bank politics.

"Is India a secular nation or being played on the basis of vote bank politics? Democracy and secularism are being misunderstood as cliched words that are just adjectives for our nation. It's time we lent our ears to the actual values that the country lives for," he said.

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