Looks like the controversy surrounding Vishwaroop (Hindi version of Vishwaroopam) ceases to die down. This movie is trapped in legal wrangles for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. On its Mumbai release, these waves reached Mumbra too.
Mumbra-based Jamat-e-Ulema committee banned the screening of the movie at Alishan Theatre in Mumbra. “On Thursday night, we came to know that Vishwaroop will release at Alishan Theatre in Mumbra (E) on Friday. This is the only theatre in Mumbra. A few community members decided to meet the manager of theatre on Friday. On February 1, around 25 people reached the theatre at 11am and met the manager. They gave him a bouquet of flowers and requested him not to release the movie,” said Hafiz Abdul Ayub Khan, secretary, Jamat-e-Ulema, Thane zilla.
The movie is banned in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh after 25 Muslim organisations alleged that the sections of the film portray the community in a bad light.
“Today if someone goes to see the movie and finds it objectionable then if will lead to another controversy. We just wanted to avoid such incidents. We also informed the Mumbra police who gave us full cooperation. The theatre manager too obliged and stopped the movie from releasing at Alishan Theatre.”