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Protests by Muslim groups delay release of Kamal Hassan's spy thriller in parts of India

In this Wednesday, Jan.30, 2013 photo, Indian Tamil film actor Kamal Hassan gestures as he addresses the media in Chennai, India. Hassan, one of the biggest movie stars in southern India, said Thursday he would go ahead with the release of a Hindi language version of his controversial spy thriller "Vishwaroopam" as he fights a court battle for the release of the Tamil language version in his home state of Tamil Nadu. Several Muslim groups protested the film's release in Tamil Nadu, objecting to its portrayal of Islam.(AP Photo) INDIA OUT
January 30, 2013 - 11:11 PM

NEW DELHI - Kamal Hassan, one of the biggest movie stars in southern India, says will go ahead with the release of a Hindi language version of his controversial spy thriller "Vishwaroopam" as he fights a court battle for the release of the Tamil language version in his home state of Tamil Nadu.

Several Muslim groups protested the film's release in Tamil Nadu, objecting to its portrayal of Islam. The state high court says it will rule next week on a ban imposed by the state government which says the movie is religiously offensive.

Hassan has offered to edit out scenes considered offensive and some references to the Qur’an.

Hassan said Thursday he would wait for the court decision on Feb. 6 rather than approach India's highest court to overturn the ban.

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