VHP calls for ban on Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain'
Features Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | April 7, 2015 | 12:30 pm IST Members of Hindu Vishwa Parishad (VHP) have called for a ban on actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain", claiming it will affect the religious sentiments of Hindu people. In their statement to the commissioner of police on Monday, the group alleged that the song "Iraniyan Nadagam", about the disparaged conversation between Prahalad and Hiranyakashipu, will hurt the sentiments of Hindus. "The lyrics of the song will upset followers of Lord Vishnu. It belittles the conversation between Prahalad and Hiranyakashipu. Hence, we demand a ban on the film," K.L Sathiyamoorthy, member of VHP, told IANS. The release of the movie to be on April 10 has been postponed over a delay in completion of the visual effects. However, the call for a ban isn't the first opposition that Kamal Haasan has faced over his movies. In 2013, Vishwaroopam faced a temporary ban before it was released after a few cuts. Directed by Ramesh Aravind, the movie is about an 8th century theatre artist and a modern-day superstar. With inputs from IANS