Islamic protest delays release of Indian film

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. (AP)