The Andhra Pradesh government Friday stopped the release of Kamal Haasan’s film Vishwaroopam in Hyderabad after some Muslims organisations complained that the movie had hurt religious sentiments of the community.
Andhra Pradesh home minister Sabita Indra Reddy directed police to stop the screening till January 28 after some Muslim leaders called on her and demanded a ban on it.
Following this, Hyderabad police commissioner asked cinema distributors not to screen the movie at theatres in the city.
Cyberabad police commissioner, covering areas around Hyderabad, also directed theatres not to show the movie.
Officials said the orders were issued in view of the demands by Muslim organisations. Also, there were fears of law and order problems on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi being celebrated on Friday. It was not immediately clear if the movie would be released in the rest of the state.