Will Vishwaroopam deadlock in Tamil Nadu end today?

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Chennai, Feb 2: Actor-director Kamal Haasan's multilingual film "Vishwaroop", the Hindi version of "Vishwaroopam" which was released across north India on Friday, Feb 1 is being highly appreciated by critics and masses. However, the ban on "Vishwaroopam" continues in Tamil Nadu.

Sources say the 58-year-old actor-director is going to meet Muslim groups opposing the release of his film "Vishwaroopam" in Tamil Nadu to strike a compromise on Saturday. 

On Friday a formal tripartite meeting was organised, where representatives from government, Muslim outfits and actor's close aides, including his brother Chandra took part to break the deadlock over the screening of Kamal Haasan's film.

Poster of Vishwaroopam

The tripartite meeting was held after Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa offered that her government would broker peace between Muslim groups and Kamal.

"Vishwaroopam" was banned by Tamil Nadu government fearing law and order problems, as few Muslim groups have opposed the screening of the film. Muslim groups say the film portray Muslims as terrorists and insulted their holy book Quran.

Mohammed Hanifa of the Federation of Tamil Nadu Muslims Social and Political Organisations had said earlier that they were ready for talks and had given it in writing to the government.

"We want a settlement on the issue. We are confident our demands will be accepted and the film be released," he said.

Hanifa declined to comment on reports that they had sought Kamal's presence during the meeting.

Breaking her week-long silence on the government's decision to ban the movie that stirred a national controversy, Jayalalithaa had on Thursday offered to facilitate an amicable settlement if Kamal and the Muslim groups came together.

"If Muslim organisations and Kamal Haasan are ready to sit down and work out an amicable agreement, if he agrees to delete certain portions that are objectionable, then the decks would be cleared for screening of the movie, then Tamil Nadu government will do that to facilitate such an amicable settlement," she had said.

Film personalities have welcomed Jayalalithaa's initiative to facilitate resolution of the crisis arising out of the ban on the Rs. 100 crore movie, made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and earlier scheduled for a release on January 25.

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