Malaysia lifts ban on Kamal Hassan Tamil film Vishwaroopam

Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 20 (ANI): Malaysia's Home Ministry has lifted the ban on the controversial Tamil film, Vishwaroopam.

The National Censorship Board and the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) had studied the film from the religious and security aspects and gave the green-light for it to be screened.

Board chairman Datuk Raja Azahar Raja Abdul Manap said two meetings were held between them and Jakim had agreed that the movie can now be shown as it was satisfied after certain scenes considered sensitive were removed.

According to the Star, in a statement, he said the Home Ministry allowed the movie to be shown in cinemas nationwide following the setting up of a monitoring panel by the censorship board and Jakim.

The film, produced by popular Tamil actor Kamal Hassan who also stars in it, deals with international terrorism. (ANI)

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