Happy with response to 'Vishwaroop': Kamal
Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan said on Saturday that he is pleased with the response to the Hindi version of his controversial film 'Vishwaroop' in north India.
The Hindi version released in over 1,000 screens on Friday.
"I am extremely happy with the response my film has received in north India," Kamal Haasan said upon his return to Chennai on Saturday.
Kamal Haasan was in Mumbai since January 31 promoting 'Vishwaroop'. The Tamil and Telugu version, 'Vishwaroopam', was banned for a week in Tamil Nadu following protests from Muslim groups over certain scenes in the movie, which seem derogatory to their community.
The versatile actor met leaders of Muslim groups later here on Saturday in a bid to lift the ban on his film.
Both parties agreed to sit and discuss the matter after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said that her government will do anything to help Haasan release his film if he can reach an amicable solution with the protesting groups. The ban has been lifted now and the film is expected to open in cinemas on Friday.
The Rs.95 crore espionage thriller was originally scheduled to release in Tamil and Telugu on January 25.