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'Ban on Vishwaroopam. NOT FAIR!'

Last updated on: January 24, 2013 17:10 IST

Image: Kamal Haasan on the poster of Vishwaroopam
Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.
Bollywood stars condemned the Tamil Nadu government for seeking a ban on Kamal Haasan's new film Vishwaroopam and called it unfair as the film has been cleared by the Censor Board of India. Here's what they said:

Shekhar Kapur: 'Just checked @HotelBelAir in LA. Just met Kamal Hassan looking calm n strong despite d storm around #Vishwaroopam. For a man facing a ban on his film n loss of over 60cr #KamalHassan has d calm look of a man who completely who believes in what he is doing. I stand up for #kamalhassan right 2 show d world #vishwaroopam n let d people decide, especially after Censor Board has passed the film.You?'

Anurag Kashyap: 'How Can anyone decide what the film is about without seeing it? and how can the government pander to such groups?'

Madhur Bhandarkar: 'I'm appalled by the TN Govt's decision 2 ban Kamalhaasan's #Vishwaroopam. After d film has passed by d censor board. Not done!!!'

Manoj Bajpayee: 'Its disappointing to hear that state gov of tamilnadu banned vishwaroopam after the film is censored.that brings the importaceofcensorinques'

Prakash Raj: 'BAN on vishwaroopam . NOT FAIR. This cultural terrorism should stop. We should stand for the right to express. We are with you kamal sir. When Tamil , Telugu n Hindi three censor boards of this democratic country has cleared vishwaroopam. Where does this ban come from???'

Mahesh Bhatt: 'The Supreme Court order had quashed the decision of the Uttar Pradesh State Govt suspending the screening of the film 'Aarakshan' in UP. The apex court said: It is for the State to maintain law and order situation in the State and, therefore, the State shall maintain it. It clearly sated that once the Censor Board has cleared the film for public viewing, screening of the same cannot be prohibited.'

Akshay Kumar's manager passes away

Image: Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar's manager Lokesh Bali has passed away yesterday. He was the younger brother of Vikas Bali, who was associated with Akshay since the time he entered thefilm industry. 

Stars tweeted their condolences: 

Ronit Roy: 'Today we mourn the passing on of Mr Lokesh Bali. He spent quarter of a century with @akshaykumar. Great soul.Will miss you Baliji.'

Kunal Kohli: 'Just heard some really sad news. @akshaykumar 's manager Baliji passed away. RIP Baliji. Will miss you sir.'

Milap Zaveri: 'RIP Baliji. Just Met him a few months back. Can't believe dat he's no more. Such a warm person. No airs despite bein manager 2.'

Meet the man who helped Prabhu Deva dub in Hindi

Image: Prabh Deva with Sanjay
Photographs: Twitter
Despite not being fluent in the language, Prabhu Deva dubbed for his upcoming film ABCD – Any Body Can Dance in Hindi. The choreographer credited his sound designer Sanjay for it. 

'Frnds meet Sanjay sound designer for #Abcd,he helped me alot with Hindi for Abcd dubbing.thnks a lot 4 being so patient,' he tweeted with a picture (above).

Meanwhile, Abhishek Kapoor's latest film Kai Po Che is ready for release. '#kaipoche has got a U certificate from the censor board with NO cuts. They saw the film 4 wat it is & the spirit it is made in. I'm delighted,' he tweeted.

Ali Zafar's next film Chashme Baddoor is also ready to release. He updated: 'Chashme Baddoor to release 5 th April. March I shoot for my next one & April is the U.S/Canada tour.'

Prachi Desai gets a makeover

Image: Prachi Desai
Photographs: Twitter
Prachi Desai, who will be next seen in I, Me, Aur Main opposite John Abraham, has apparently got a makeover.
The actress plays a singer in the film. Her look in the promo was inspired by likes of Beyonce Knowles and Katy Perry. 

Praising her make-up artist, Prachi shared a picture of her look for the film and tweeted: 'Fab work by @tusharindulkar !!' 

She shared another picture (above) and added: ''Na jaane kahan se aaya hai!'

The film also stars Chitrangada Singh.

Subhash Ghai turns 68

Image: Subhash Ghai
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai turns 68 today.
The filmmaker, who made movies like Karz, Ram Lakhan, Khalnayak, Pardes and Taal, is busy with his comeback film Kaanchi

Actress Payal Rohatgi tweeted her wishes: '@SubhashGhai1 happy birthday. Such a pleasure it was to be associated with your banner in 36 China Town.God bless u always.'

Sofia Hayat meets Colin Firth

Image: Colin Firth and Sofia Hayat
Starlet Sofia Hayat, who met Hollywood actor Colin Firth at an event, shared a picture of them together (above) and tweeted: 'Colin firth and I .. The gentleman from Bridget jones diary.'

Television actor Ram Kapoor shared a picture from the sets of his cookery show Welcome-Baazi Mehman Nawaazi Ki. 'Look out for a super explosive episode of welcome with these lovely ladies and myself coming soon!!!' he wrote.