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Stars come out in support of Kamal Haasan after 'Vishwaroopam' ban
Actor Kamal Haasan's latest movie Vishwaroopam has been banned in the state after Muslim groups said the movie's depiction of the community is offensive. Minutes before he lost his court case, Mr Haasan said he had agreed to drop contentious scenes and words. However, Kamal Haasan is not alone in his battle as stars gave come out in support of the movie.
Bollywood star Salman Khan tweeted on the ongoing controversy.
Shah Rukh Khan: "We have all gone through it. We all have faced it. I have faced similar issues in the past with his own films such as My Name Is Khan, Billu Barber and Om Shanti Om. The whole controversy is very unfortunate."
Bollywood director Karan Johar tweeted his support for Kamal Haasan.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan also had a comment on the ban.
"If there is no secular state in India, I would go overseas. I think Tamil Nadu wants me out. What would change is my passport; I would still be an Indian. I have pledged all my property for the film. I have lost my house because of delay in release," Kamal Haasan said in an emotional outburst.
Rajinikant's daughter came out in support of Kamal Haasan saying, “My father is very worried and concerned for him." "I shudder to think, God forbid, if this movie does not reach Tamil screens. This shows how bad, how pathetic a society we've become."
Rajinikant's son-in-law Dhanush, who is married to Aishwarya, also commented on the issue: "My heart bled when Kamal Haasan talked about leaving. It would be a great shame if Tamil Nadu forces Kamal Haasan out."
Actor Siddharth shared his thoughts on the issue on Twitter.
Actor Nagarjuna said, "Unfortunately I have not seen the movie. However, I know Kamal Hassan for a long time. He is one of the best actors our country has produced. I don't think he will do something to affect communal harmony of our country."
Producer Sheetal Talwar said, "Why are filmmakers in Mumbai not speaking up for Kamal Haasan? Just because he is from the South? Don't they realise, this can happen to any of us? ... I condemn the attack on a film that I am sure redefines popular entertainment, as Kamal's films always do.”