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* Sri Lanka lifts ban on Kamal Hassan's movie Vishwaroopam
Sun, Feb 10, 2013, 10:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Public Performance Board has granted permission to screen a South Indian Tamil movie after editing out two scenes that are deemed to be offending Muslims.

The movie Vishwaroopam directed by Tamil star actor Kamal Hassan was to be shown in Sri Lanka coinciding with the release in India.

The Sri Lankan government was of the view that the Indian spy thriller may cause communal violence in the island where Tamils and Muslims are minorities.

The movie narrating the story of a Muslim Indian agent living in the US in disguise however ran into trouble with the Muslim groups in both India and Sri Lanka.

Muslim outfits in the Federation of Islamic Movements and Political Parties allege that the movie portrays Muslims as terrorists.

The release of the movie was suspended in Tamil Nadu as well by the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. However, some states of India have granted permission for the screening of the movie.

The actor director has agreed for the changes before its release on February 7.

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