February 10, 2013
The government will make a final decision on the suspension on the screening of the film ‘Vishwaroopam’ in Sri Lanka after the local censor board cleared the movie after removing some scenes.
Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the Colombo Gazette that the government still has some concern about the movie and will take a final decision on the movie this week.
He confirmed that the local censor board had cleared the movie to be screened in Sri Lanka after censoring some controversial scenes.
The government had earlier decided to temporarily ban the screening of the Tamil movie in Sri Lanka.
The decision was taken amidst fears the movie may incite religious tensions in Sri Lanka.
The Tamil Nadu government had also imposed a temporary ban on the movie which was directed by popular Tamil actor Kamal Hassan.
The Tamil Nadu government banned the release of the multi-starrer movie, citing ‘law and order’ reasons, following the demand of various Muslim organisations in the state.
The Hindi version of the film titled Vishwaroop was premiered in Los Angeles for the international audience. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Jamila Najmuddin