Vishwaroopam row: Singhvi bats for Kamal Haasan
New Delhi: A day after the Madras High Court stayed the release of Kamal Haasan''s film "Vishwaroopam", Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi came out in support of the actor, saying how can a ban be imposed on a film after it has been certified by the Censor Board.
Singhvi, however, said the matter is sub-judice as far as the film is concerned and added that it would be unfair to comment further at this point of time. "It is of course important to note the stand, which we believe, is the correct stand subject to the court finally deciding that such matters which have been screened and cleared by the censor board should have to pass a very very high threshold before they are stopped merely because some people don't like something cannot be a ground for overriding the considered opinion of an expert st
atutory body," said Singhvi.
"But, as I said, it is the court which will ultimately decide," he added. Haasan, who has agreed to delete certain scenes and words from his film which may appear to be offending, last night appealed his fans to maintain calm and not to indulge in any act of disturbance.
"Please maintain calm, we have been known for maintaining calm and discipline all through these 30 years that we have been together. We have abolished this fan club business and become social workers, now is the time for social work. I have many fans, who are also Muslims and they are with us, they are not away from us," Haasan told media in Chennai.
Following a dreadful washout in the four-State Assembly polls, a humbled Congress accepted its defeat and called for a much needed introspection to rethink their strategy ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
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