Another round of talks on Vishwaroopam at 6 pm

By: admin
Updated: 01 Feb 2013 04:10 AM

Chennai: Tripartite
talks to break the deadlock over the release of Kamal Haasan's
'Vishwaroopam' were held today following chief minister J Jayalalithaa's
offer to broker peace with the protesting Muslim groups and the actor.

meeting in the morning turned out inconclusive and the talks to resolve
the stalemate in the release of Vishwaroopam will again begin this evening
at 6pm.

The Muslim group have reportedly demanded a 1-hour cut
from the movie which Kamal Haasan has not accepted.

The meeting
was attended by representatives of Muslim organisations, Chandra Haasan,
brother of Kamal Haasan, and state home secretary. Commissioner of police
S George was also present.

Breaking her silence on the state
government's decision to ban the movie, Jayalalithaa yesterday offered to
facilitate an amicable settlement if Haasan and Muslim groups agreed to
come together.

“If Muslim organisations and Kamal Haasan are
ready to sit down and work out an amicable agreement, if he agrees to
delete certain portions that are objectionable, then the decks would be
cleared for screening of the movie, then Tamil Nadu government will do
that to facilitate such an amicable settlement,” she had said.

personalities have welcomed Jayalalithaa's initiative to facilitate
resolution of the crisis arising out of the ban on the movie, made in
Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and earlier scheduled for release on 25 January.

has ruled out moving the Supreme Court for now, saying he would wait for
Madras High Court's judgment next week while trying to find a solution
through talks.