A total of 23 organisations under the banner of Federation of Islamic Movements and Political Parties claimed the actor had a history of portraying Muslims in “bad light” in his earlier movies 'Hey Ram' and 'Unnai Pol Oruvan' (the latter being a remake of Hindi superhit 'A Wednesday', with the actor donning the role played by Naseruddin Shah in the original).
“There are not only reports but we also have reliable information that he has depicted Muslims and Islam in bad light. Let him screen the movie for us before releasing it. If there are objectionable scenes, they have to be removed. Else, we will be the first to support the film,” A K Mohammed Haneefa, coordinator of the federation said.
He said the demand had been placed with the actor, but he has not responded so far.
“We are a big community. Such depiction hurts us,” he said about the much anticipated big budget flick that stars among others, Shekhar Kapur and Rahul Bose.
Haneefa warned of “democratic protests”, should be held if their demand be not met and if the community was portrayed in objectionable way.
On pointed out about Hassan's clarification earlier that the Muslims were not portrayed in a negative manner, he said 'Hey Ram' and 'Unnai Pol Oruvan' had done so.
The actor's representatives were not available for comment.
'Viswaroopam' is already caught in a controversy with Hassan and a section of theatre owners in a tug-of-war over the actor's decision to release the film on DTH platform also on January 10, a day ahead of its theatre release.
You portray the minorities in bad light and to appease them write the title of the movie in Urudu script style!! The curse of the millions of Hindus will not go waste and the film will flop and buried deeply in the woods. There will be Viswaroopam to destroy this pahuthuarivu V(y)athi.
A new trend where all Hindu devotional movies need to be reviewd with this community going forward. Hell with this Muslim religion. Being the religion born with violence and suppression of other religions, one day Hindus will once again live under the control. I strongly appeal to Hindus - Foget about caste, be unite and fight for our religion till the last breath. The fight is only being in unity and helping other Hindu fellow. Lets make our religion strong
Laksh, you are such an idiot, if islam born with violence and suppression, you wouldn't be a hindu today, mind you muslim ruled india for 800 years . people like you are poison to the society
If muslims want to see the film before release, and if Govt. yields to the demand ,then I suggest we disband the film censor board once for all