"I am really pained by statement made by Kamal that he might seek a secular place in the country or overseas to live as Tamil Nadu does not want him. I can understand the pain that Kamal is going through to speak like this. He is really being pushed to the wall. I really hope the issue is resolved amicably", Arvind who had acted with him in a couple of films told PTI.
"Kamal is a thespian who is an inspiration to a generation of actors including me. He has done pathbreaking films and to see him undergo this, really hurts", said Arvind who has not only acted with Kamal in a couple of popular Tamil films like Sati Leelavathi and Panchathantram but also made Kamal star in his directorial debut in Kannada Rama, Shama, Bhama, where he (Ramesh) played the lead.
Arvind said he saw no reason for the film being banned as "there is nothing in it which could create communal disharmony". National Award winning Kannada Director Girish Kasaravalli said "if the film has been cleared by the film certification board, there is no reason why it should not be screened".