Various Muslim organisations on Tuesday demanded a ban on the screening of actor-producer Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam, saying “it will affect social harmony” in the state.

M H Jawahirullah, MLA and President, Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, said representatives of various Muslim organisations met the City Police Commissioner S George on Tuesday demanding that the screening of the movie be banned.

“The screening of the movie will affect social harmony in the state. We plan to meet the Home Secretary, besides moving the Censor Board,” he said.

Mr. Jawahirullah replied in the affirmative when asked if they planned to move the court if required.

Muslim organisations had earlier demanded that the film be screened to them prior to its release, expressing concern over the depiction of the community in the movie.

He said Mr. Haasan had organised a special screening of the movie for them following their demand.

After the theatre-owners’ refusal to allow the actor’s move to release the movie on Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform, the film’s release was postponed and is now slated for a January 25 release in 500 screens in the state.

Vishwaroopam will be released on direct-to-home (DTH) platform on February 2, a week after its theatre release in Tamil and Telugu.