‘Vishwaroopam’ ban: Tripartite meet to resolve issues set for today

Zeenews Bureau

Chennai: Kamal Haasan is reportedly set to be a part of the proposed tripartite talks on Saturday in a bid to get past the ‘Vishwaroopam’ ban issue.

The talks that were to begin yesterday failed to materialize and there was no word on the matter from any of the groups involved. This was after Mohammad Hanifa of the Federation of Tamil Nadu Social and Political Organisations had agreed for talks with the film-maker to resolve their problems with the film whose release has been stayed till February 06.

“We want a settlement on the issue. We are confident our demands will be accepted and the film be released,” Hanifa said, refusing to comment on whether they had wanted the actor-filmmaker present at the meeting.

The third party involved in the proceedings is likely to be TN CM J Jayalalithaa’s government after she declared that her government was willing to broker peace between the offended Muslim group and Haasan. Chandra Haasan, Kamal’s brother, even met up with home secretary R Rajagopal to lay the groundwork for the meeting, fuelling claims that a tripartite talk was imminent.

Jayalalithaa had said on Thursday: “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.”

Meanwhile ‘Vishwaroop’, the Hindi version of the spy-thriller, released yesterday to strong inquisitive audiences and rave reviews.