Kamal Haasan on Vishwaroopam:I worked for Hindu Muslim amity

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Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Jan 24: Actor Kamal Haasan said he was appalled by the decision of Tamil Nadu government to ban his film "Vishwaroopam" on Wednesday, Jan 23.

Actor-director on Thursday said that he will take legal recourse against the ban on screening of his film. The superstar said banning his film is "cultural terrorism".

The 58-year-old actor in a letter addressed to his fans said, "I have been part of an organization called Harmony India which worked for Hindu Muslim amity." He thanked his fans who supported him in his time of crisis.

"While I am touched by the voices in support for me and my film, I am appalled at how my film is construed to be against my Muslim brothers," wrote the actor-director.

"My statements in favour of that community have marked me as a sympathiser. I have always gone beyond the call of my duty as an actor to voice my opinion in favour of what was humane and civil. I have been part of an organization called Harmony India which worked for Hindu Muslim amity," he further added.

Haasan said he felt insulted by the unfolding of the entire episode.

"I am not only hurt by these accusations of denigrating a community but my sensibilities are truly insulted," he said.

Haasan said it was nothing but "icon bashing".

"I have been ruthlessly used as a vehicle by small groups who seek political profile. Icon bashing is a great way to be noticed when you are not one yourself. It is happening again and again. Any neutral and patriotic Muslim will surely feel pride on seeing my film. It was designed for that purpose," wrote Haasan.

"Now I will rely on law and logic to come to our support. This kind of cultural terrorism will have to stop. I thank those who rose to the occasion and to my support on the Internet," the actor ended his letter by thanking his fans.

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