New Delhi: Amidst ongoing controversy over his film Vishwaroopam, veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said that nobody should think that he would be cowed down and stop fighting for his rights.

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Speaking to media persons, Haasan said that till now he was unable to understand why Vishwaroopam had been banned. Haasan emphasized that he didn’t want to create a communal divide in the country.

When asked about the Madras High Court’s decision to lift the ban on screening of his film, Haasan said, “I need a secular place to settle. If there is no secular place in India then I will go overseas like MF Hussain.”

Vishwaroopam and Vishwaroopa are Tamil and Hindi versions of a spy-thriller movie respectively. This movie has been written, directed and co-produced by Kamal Haasan that features him in the lead role. It is the first Indian film, and second film worldwide (after Red Tails), to use the new Auro 3D sound technology. Vishwaroopam will also be the first of its kind to release on Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms, on the concept of one time watch for a fee of INR1,000 (USD18.2).

The much awaited movie grabbed the media eye-ball when Tamil Nadu government asked the district administrative officials last week to ban the screening of the film for two weeks following protests from Muslim groups who alleged that their community was depicted in a bad light in the movie.


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