Rajinikanth supports Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan’s latest release ‘Vishwaroopam’ faces ban in many parts of India alleging that the movie has hurt the religious sentiments of the Muslims and following the ban Kamal Haasan’s contemporary and close friend Rajinikanth came out in full support of the actor and the film.

He urged the Muslim community not to disrupt the release of the film and work out a way so that things settled in a right way without interrupting the release of the film. He also requested his Muslim fans to take off the ban against Kamal’s most ambitious and multi-crore project ‘Vishwaroopam’ that was slated to release on the 25th of January but The Madras High Court had yesterday stayed the release of the film till January 28.

“The fact that Kamal Haasan held a special screening of the movie to Muslim brothers meeting their demand despite being cleared by the Censor Board shows his respect for the community,” Rajnikanth said in a statement here.

Rajinikanth said that Kamal Haasan has invested crores of rupees in making the film and they should respect his talent as he has taken Tamil cinema to a global level.

“Kamal is not an ordinary artiste. He is a great artiste who had taken Tamil cinema to the global level. I request my Muslim brothers to factor in this and change their stand of demanding for a complete ban.”

“I request them to help him in releasing the film by having talks with him upon his return (from the US) and by making corrections to the film without affecting its storyline,” he said while extending his Meelad-un-Nabi greetings.

Tamil Nadu government has banned the screening of the film following protests from Muslim groups alleged that the movie has depicted in a bad light in the movie, prompting Haasan to move the court.