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Kamal Haasan-Starrer 'Vishwaroopam 2' To Release Post 17 Cuts In Hindi?

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| May 6 , 2018 , 14:00 IST

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's much-awaited film 'Vishwaroopam 2' is finally set to hit the theatres 5 years after the scheduled release in 2013, a year after the first instalment barged into the theatres and broke major box-office records.

The Tamil spy thriller has reportedly been censored with a U/A certificate for the regional release but censor board has demanded 17 cuts for the Hindi version. Following the required trimming, the film will be passed with a U certificate.

The cuts have been advised due to the presence of religious and political satire in the film. 'Vishwaroopam 2' is centred on the participation of Indian security services in War on Terror due to which it faced a ban for 15 days in Tamil Nadu in 2013.

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Notably, Vishwaroopam 1 and 2 were shot as a single film but had to be divided due to the extended length. The first part itself had a tough release in 2013 due to the protest from several civic Muslim bodies who were offended by the storyline.

The crime-mystery follows through the journey of an Indian spy disguised as a Kathak teacher named Wisam Ahmad Kashmir aka Vishwanath. The first film revolved around him befriending a notorious terrorist Omar (Rahul Bose) to close in on his empire.

Vishwaroopam ended with Kamal's team catching on Al Qaeda’s sleeper and the second one will probably end up with the culmination of Omar's empire. Following several controversies, the shooting of 'Vishwaroopam 2' commenced last year and will probably release this June or July.