Kamal Haasan has drastically mentioned that the entire Vishwaroopam controversy was created by politicians. Kamal Haasan produced and directed the film Vishwaroopam which had Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Andrea and Rahul Bose in the lead roles.
The film was released in the year 2013. During the release of this film, Kamal Hassan faced numerous hurdles. Many wanted to ban the film because there was a wrong notion that it had discriminatory scenes against the Muslim brethren.
After holding many rounds of talks, the film was released. At this juncture, Kamal Haasan while speaking to a private TV channel said,” I should not put the Vishwaroopam problems entirely on the Muslims. Many Muslims have come to my office when I was facing problems.
The entire controversy of Vishwaroopam was created by politicians. DMK party and Congress party never did anything. Only those who were ruling created problems for me. I don’t want to point my finger at any particular person. Many have been affected like me. I am speaking. That’s all.
There is political interference in the cinema. It is not necessary. Since MGR and Shivaji belonged to two different parties, it does not mean that present day actors should follow them. In order to break this, Rajini and I decided not to fight. We are still good friends.”