MUMBAI: Though Kamal Haasan was relieved to know that the ban on his film ‘Vishwaroopam’ had been lifted this week in Malaysia he felt it was a case of too-little-too-late.
Down with a terrible viral for the last week, Kamal surfaced from his confinement to speak exlusively on the matter.
“It was quite significant that my Muslim brothers in Malaysia were also up in arms just because their Indian counterparts felt my film was damaging to their reputation. I’ve good reason to believe Malaysia has a sizeable fan following for my films. Their voice was smothered in the useless me-too ban-the-film mentality,” says Kamal Haasan who has apparently been invited by his Malaysian fans to visit the country to coincide with belated release of the film.
“Too late now. The damage has been done,” says Kamal Haasan. “I’ve suffered crippling losses because of the ban.”
Kamal Haasan begins shooting for the sequel to ‘Vishwaroopam’ as soon he can muster the finances.
“Luckily the film has done well and my impending financial catastrophe has been averted. I hate to think what would have happened if the film had not done well,” says Kamal.