Chennai: A special screening of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' was held at Tamil Nadu superstar Rajinikanth's house today evening.
Speaking to the media earlier, Kamal Haasan said, "I'm expressing my gratitude to all my colleagues in the Tamil film industry for standing by me." Kamal Haasan said a special screening was being held at the 6 Degrees theatre in the Auro 3D format for his friends today.
The screening of 'Vishwaroopam', directed and produced by Kamal Haasan, was banned in Tamil Nadu after a group of Muslim Organisations protested against the film saying it will hurt the sentiments of the Muslims. But later, after several round of talks, the actor-filmmaker got permission to release the film after editing objectionable scenes. Now the espionage thriller is releasing in the state on Thursday.
A source close to Kamal Haasan said, "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 favour 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."
A special screening of the film for the Bollywood fraternity is also being planned in Mumbai. It is expected to be attended by the Bachchans, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, the Roshans and Shatrughan Sinha's family, among many others.
On February 9, Kamal Haasan leaves for Paris for the special French premiere on Feb 10 of "Vishwaroopam", which stars Kamal Haasan along with Pooja Kumar, Jaideep Ahlawat, Shekhar Kapur and Rahul Bose.
(With input from IANS)