The ongoing controversy over the release of Kamal Haasan’s film VISHWAROOPAM in Tamil Nadu has enraged filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.
At an event held to promote MURDER 3, Mahesh Bhatt expressed his views on the controversy. Bhatt says, "Kamal Haasan is a pride of our country. He is a national asset. He made a film and showed it to the Censor Board members...With a legitimate certificate he goes to cinema halls...spends money on PR...and then the state objects him... even when the Supreme Court has ruled out that law and order excuse to ban a film is not allowed.... Then he went to high court...and HC after 2-3 days clearly gave him the permission to release the film...despite that, at this time, Kamal Haasan is a victim of state terrorism..."