Kamal Haasan’s ‘Uthama Villain’ Faces Ban Threat
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tamil Nadu wing has condemned Megastar, Kamal Haasan and they called for a ban on his upcoming flick, ‘Uthama Villain’. They said that the film will affect the religious sentiments of Hindu people.
It seems like the controversies are not ready to let Kamal Haasan breathe in peace. After being dragged for copying the Theyyam look from a French photographer’s picture, his film Uttama Villain, has now attracted the wrath of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
In a complaint lodged to police, the Hindu group claimed that the song Iraniyan Naadagam, which features a conversation between Prahalad and Hiranyakashipu, will hurt Lord Vishnu followers. “The lyrics of the song will upset followers of Lord Vishnu. It belittles the conversation between Prahalad and Hiranyakashipu. Hence, we demand a ban on the film,” K.L Sathiyamoorthy, member of VHP, told media.
This is not the first time Kamal Haasan’s film has faced protest. His last film, ‘Viswaroopam’, was demanded to banned by fringe groups as they claimed that the movie showed Muslims in bad light. His next film ‘Papanasam’ has just got out of copyright tussle with Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms. Now, that Uttama Villain release is delayed, we have to see if this agitation from VHP will actually affect the film or not.
The comedy flick, ‘Uthama Villain’ is directed by well-known actor Ramesh Aravind and produced by N. Lingusamy and Kamal. Ace director K. Balachander, who passed away in December, has played a cameo in the film.