'Vishwaroopam' controversy: Kamal Haasan thanks CM, rules out SC move for now

Kamal Haasan

The actor, in the capital to promote his upcoming movie 'Special 26' with Kher and director Neeraj Pandey, however, hoped that the matter would be resolved amicably.

"There is a Censor Board for this and if government doesn't believe in the Board then they should appoint some other people. It is sad but one day it will come clean," Akshay said.

Kher, a former Censor Board chief, said the ban was unacceptable and Board should be the final authority in clearing a film.

"It is absolutely ridiculous... I have been a former Censor Board chief and we need to respect its verdict. If the board has cleared a movie we don't need to go to 50 other organisations for clearance. I think we are going back to the dark ages.

"A movie shouldn't be affected just because some 20 people are shouting slogans. This is appeasement politics. Government needs to be told that this is not acceptable," Kher said.

Pandey, who is returning to direction after the success of his debut 'A Wednesday', echoed Kher's sentiments.

"The temptation is always to stand by the film you have made but we need to give in and make changes. I also feel some people are just waiting for such opportunities for political mileage," Pandey said.

Pawar upset over Kamal Haasan's plight

"Something is wrong in our system. No Indian should feel that he has no faith in this country."

This was how an upset NCP Chief Sharad Pawar reacted to actor Kamal Haasan's plans of self-exile from the country following problems over the release of his film 'Vishwaroopam'.

In an emotional outburst, Haasan had yesterday said that Tamil Nadu does not want him to stay in the state and he might seek a "secular" place in the country or overseas, citing M F Husain's exile.

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