During the hearing of the case against the ban pn Vishwaroopam in the Madras High Court, the Tamilnadu government questioned the UA certificate issued for the film and alleged that the certification of films itself was a very big scam and sought a probe into it by a law enforcing agency.
Advocate General A Navaneethakrishnan said the UA certificate to Vishwaroopam was not issued by the Censor Board, but only by an Examining Committee not mandated by provisions of the Constitution. Rejecting the charge, Additional Solicitor General Wilson said the certification was done by procedure.
The application for certification came to the Censor Board on 4 Oct, 2012, the film was viewed on 8 Oct and a show cause notice to cut certain scenes sent on 10 October, he said.
The cuts were accepted and removed and the final certification given on October 17. Scenes to a running time of 1.08 minutes were cut, he said.