New Delhi, April 28: A petition by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) seeking a stay on the release of superstar Kamal Haasan's Tamil film Uttama Villain, has been dismissed by the Madras High Court on Monday.
The VHP had also sought deletion of a song about Lord Vishnu which was also dismissed.
The VHP had condemned Kamal Haasan and demanded a ban on the film.
It also said that if the film was released in cinemas on Friday, the whole Hindu community will be put to shame.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has sought a ban on the upcoming Kamal Hassan Tamil flick "Uttama Villain", claiming it would offend the religious sensibilities of Hindus.
In a petition filed with city police, VHP city organiser Satyamurthy said the incarnations of Lord Vishnu has been criticised in the movie.
In a song that begins as "Udirathin Kathai," in Tamil folk style "Villupattu", conversations between Vishnu devotee Prahalada and his father Hiranyakashipu has ‘disparaging' remarks against Lord Vishnu, he said.
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 said.
Directed by Ramesh Aravind, the movie is about an 8th century theatre artist and a modern-day superstar.
Directed by Ramesh Aravind, the movie is scheduled to hit the screens soon.
(With inputs from agencies)