Dasavatharam faces another writ

The prestigious film of Kamal Hassan, Dasavatharam, which has been facing several problems right from the day of its shooting, again faced a problem in the form of a writ petition in Chennai High Court. One Govinda Ramanuja Dasar of International Sri Vaishnava Dharma Samrakshana Sangh, filed the writ petition that the film is adversely affecting the Hindu sentiments.In response, the high court gave notices to censor board, producer Oscar Ravichandran, director KS Ravikumar in this regard. A two-judge bench comprising Rajasurya and M Satyanarayanan sought reply to the notice before May 13. In the writ petition, the complainant alleged that there are certain scenes in which the hero of the film Kamal Hassan kept his leg on ‘Om’, the most powerful pranava mantra of the Hindus.
Likewise, in some scenes, the hero sits on Bhagavad Gita, he alleged. In addition, there are some scenes that there were differences between Shaivaites and Vaishnavites during 11th century, which may flare up communal differences. Hence, the petitioner demanded deletion of the scenes and ordering of halting of the film’s release till the objectionable scenes were removed.
Friday, May 9 2008 oneindia

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