New Delhi: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Monday announced that after putting a curtain on controversies, which was witnessed during past ten days, his film ‘Vishwaroopam’ will be released in Tamil Nadu on February 7.

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Haasan made the announcement soon after he withdrew the petition from Madras High Court challenging the ban on his controversial film.

Clearing the way for the screening of the movie, Tamil Nadu government on Sunday lifted the ban on ‘Vishwaroopam’ after Haasan struck a compromise with the Muslim groups on February 2 and agreed to cut some portions of the film in the presence of Tamil Nadu Home Secretary R. Rajagopal.

The Hindi version of the movie ‘Vishwaroop’ was released in northern India on February 1. The film received critical acclaim and viewers supported the movie saying that they found nothing objectionable in it.

The movie ran into a controversy when some Muslim groups alleged that the film hurts the religious sentiments of the Muslim community.  A division bench of Madras High Court imposed the ban on the movie in Tamil Nadu on January 29.

The Tamil and Telugu versions of "Vishwaroopam", which deals with the adversities of war, were scheduled to release on January 25.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa justified the ban and said she has no "personal grudge" against Hassan or "personal interest" in the ban, a day after the actor threatened to take self-imposed exile in a secular place in the country, excluding Tamil Nadu, or overseas.

Later, Haasan thanked Jayalalithaa for her intervention and insisted there were no “bad Muslims” in his film.

Written, produced and directed by Kamal, who also plays the title role, "Vishwaroopam" also features Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur and Jaideep Ahlawat.

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