Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday made an emotional pitch ahead of the Madras High Court's final decision on the release of his film 'Vishwaroopam'. Questioning the religious tolerance in Tamil Nadu and India, Haasan said, "I think Tamil Nadu wants me out. I will wait for a secular place to live in from Kashmir to Kerala leaving Tamil Nadu."
Citing artist MF Husain's example, Haasan said, "If I do not find a secular place in India, I will have to look for another country. MF Husain had to do it, now Haasan will have to do it."
Expressing anger on the delay of Vishwaroopam's release, Haasan said he is not satisfied with the reasons that he has been given for the ban of the film in Tamil Nadu. "There are various reasons given to me as to why this is happening, none of them makes sense to me. The fact is I still need to get any relief," Haasan said.
Haasan said he felt he has been the victim of a political game and added, "I will not blame anyone, I will leave it to you to decide."
Defending his film, Haasan said, "I am speaking to make my fans peaceful. My fans include many Muslims and they do not find anything objectionable in the film."
This came after the the Tamil Nadu government challenged the Madras High Court's order of lifting the stay on Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam'.
The film was banned in the state on the insistence of some Muslim organisations which felt that it depicted the community in poor light. But Kamal Haasan got a late night relief from the Madras High Court on Tuesday after the court decided to put in abeyance the prohibitory orders issued by the Tamil Nadu government to delay the film's release. However, the order has now been challenged by the state government.
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