Saturday, April 11, 2015

Communalists unite: Muslim Organisation Supports VHP's Protest Against Film

Vishwa Hindu Parishad received unexpected support in its fight against actor Kamal Hassan's upcoming Tamil film Uttama Villain, when a Muslim organization, on April 10, lodged a police complaint seeking action against the actor for his "attempts to insult religious sentiments" of Hindus.

"Through his earlier movie Vishwaroopam, Kamal Haasan offended religious sentiments of Muslims and now he is trying to do the same to Hindus through his upcoming movie Uthama Villain," Indian National League Headquarters Secretary M Nazeer Ahammad told PTI after lodging a complaint with the Police Commissionerate. 

Also Read: VHP Calls for Ban on Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain)

He alleged that the actor was trying to get cheap publicity for his movies by raking up controversies, hurting the religious sentiments of people and demanded that police take appropriate action against him. 

(Also Read: Nothing in Uttama Villain Will Hurt Anybody's Sentiment, Says Director )

"How can we allow disturbing public tranquility by those who use the bogey of freedom of expression (through cinema)," he asked.

On April 8, VHP had sought a ban on the film, with its city organiser Satyamurthy petitioning the Police Commissioner, claiming that the incarnations of Lord Vishnu has been criticised in the movie. The movie is scheduled for release on May 1.