Cinema will not create communal divide: Sajid

Mumbai: Reacting to reports of a ban on Kamal Haasan's upcoming film 'Vishwaroopam' in Tamil Nadu, Bollywood director Sajid Khan on Thursday said cinema will never create communal divides or hurt anybody's sentiments.

"You don't know who is from which community when everyone is watching the cinema. Any person from cinema, a self-respecting person from cinema, will never make a communal divide or hurt anybody's sentiments," Sajid told reporters here.

Citing law and order as the reason following opposition from Muslims to the alleged negative portrayal of the community in 'Vishwaroopam', Tamil Nadu government had imposed a ban on the film's screening for fifteen days.

The film's release in Tamil Nadu has been postponed to January 28 by the Madras High Court on Thursday.

The spy thriller, starring Haasan in the lead alongwith Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar and Jaideep Ahlawat, was slated for a January 25 release.

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