BY | February 6, 2013

Kamal Hassan is now very excited about his film’s prospects in the days to come. The film not just took a toll on him emotionally –he was under severe pressure when the film was banned in Tamil Nadu –it also affected his health too. The actor, director who says he mortgaged his house for making the film spent more than Rs 900 million on making of the thriller. He and almost every analyst was hoping the film will be a super hit instantly in the North India where it has been running in theatres without much trouble, but things don’t look rosy anymore as far as its Hindi version is concerned.

In the first weekend, its collection was a miniscule Rs 7.5 core as far as Hindi version is concerned. But there are many people who say that Hind, being just a dubbed version, was not expected to do even that much collection in the first weekend itself. They say that the money that film will earn for its producers will come from its main version, in Tamil language.

Meanwhile the thespian has expressed his appreciation for his fans who have stood with him solidly as he struggled with the ban. In a statement issued to the media, the actor said, “I am ever grateful to the Tamil Nadu and Indian people at large. Many peers in the trade in Tamil Nadu also reached out personally to enquire. Unbeknownst to me, the rest of my fraternity throughout the country raised their voice in my defense…The media fought for my freedom as if it was theirs at stake – probably it is so. Nevertheless, the time they spent on my small cause and the warmth they imparted strengthened me…I was angered and hurt by injustice. I stood stoic through all the troubles but what broke me to an emotional pulp was the sight of money orders, currency notes and bank cheques sent to me by admirers to help me tide over my crisis”.

The film that was banned in Tamil Nadu just days before its release is finally ready to be released this coming Friday. “The film will release all over Tamil Nadu on Thursday, Feb 7,” said Kamal in a statement. Following the tripartite talks on Feb 2 in the presence of Tamil Nadu Home Secretary R. Rajagopal, Kamal had agreed to edit a few scenes from his controversial film, paving the way to ending of the protests by Muslim organisations. The Rs.95 crore espionage thriller was set for release in Tamil and Telugu Jan 25, but a day before the release the Tamil Nadu government imposed a two-week ban on it fearing protests by Muslim groups. Written, produced and directed by Kamal, who also plays the title role, “Vishwaroopam” also features Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur and Jaideep Ahlawat. The opening of the film in Tamil Nadu is not going to be trouble free as everything has been sorted out by now.

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