Rajinikanth to watch 'Vishwaroopam' today
‘Vishwaroopam’ is the dream project of Kamal Haasan. He has produced the movie, written the script, directed the movie and acted as the main character in this Rs. 95 crore mega budget film. Therefore the suffering of the veteran actor is pretty much understandable when the Tamil Nadu state government banned the film one day before its release on the ground that it might hurt the sentiment of Muslims. What ensued is a long drawn battle of the actor against the decision of the government. The film fraternity openly supported the actor and vehemently criticized the banning.
Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan are the demigods of the south Indian film industry and enjoy huge fan following. The two has been the best friends and biggest rivals in the film industry. The two mega stars of Tamil film fraternity have stood up for each other. This time was also not different. As the controversy against ‘Vishwaroopam’ thickened, Rajnikanth was the first to support Kamal Haasan openly. Today Rajnikanth is all set to watch the movie ‘Vishwaroopam’.
A close source of Kamal Haasan reported that "Yes, Rajini Sir is indeed watching Vishwaroopam on Kamal Sir's request. Rajini Sir was one of the first actors in Tamil Nadu who spoke up in favor of Kamal Sir's film when all the protests broke out. He even offered to do a film free of cost to compensate for the losses suffered by Kamal Sir because of the protests. Kamal Sir has arranged a screening of Vishwaroopam in the special Auro 3D for Rajni Sir."
Speaking about this, Kamal Haasan stated that "I'm expressing my gratitude to all my colleagues in the Tamil film industry for standing by me. I've a screening at the 6 Degrees theatre in the Auro 3D format for all my friends this evening."
This is not all! The actor is planning to conduct a similar special screening in Mumbai to express his gratitude to the Bollywood film fraternity. The guest list is expected to include the Bachchans, Roshans, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and the family of Shatrughan Sinha among many others. It seems finally the gloom has lifted from the foreheads of Kamal Haasan. He will be leaving for Paris on 9th Feb 2013 as there is going to be a special premiere of the movie ‘Vishwaroopam’ in the French capital on 10th Feb 2013.