Kamal Haasan can’t stop thanking bigwigs from Telugu Film Industry who supported him throughout the recent crisis over Vishwaroopam. At a success meet earlier today, Dasari Narayana Rao, K Vishwanath, Ramaniadu, K Raghavendra Rao, Ramesh Prasad, S S Rajamouli, Trivikram Srinivas, Nagarjuna, Prabhas spoke about Kamal Haasan which moved the iconic actor to tears. Talking about Vishwaroopam, Nagarjuna said that it was better than most Hollywood films but added that the damage had already been done to the film despite its record opening in Tamil Nadu yesterday. K Vishwanath, who had directed classics like Sagara Sangamam with Kamal Haasan, said, “Kamal Haasan is too knowledgeable. He needs to unlearn to achieve more success in film industry. I became an actor because of him. He always used to encourage me.”
Trivikram Srinivas delivered an emotional speech which caught everyone’s attention. “If we have pneumonia, we can’t expect Himalayas to move from where they are, instead we have to relocate. Kamal Hassan is like Himalayas and Himalayas should and will stay in India,” Trivikram said. Dasari Narayana Rao criticized the censor board for being spineless and the government for the injustice done to Kamal Haasan when the film was originally slated for release on January 25. S S Rajamouli confessed that he was completely moved to tears when Kamal Haasan said that he might go away from Tamil Nadu.
In turn, Kamal Haasan thanked everyone from Telugu film industry who came out in support for him and Nagarjuna in particular who gave a statement to a national TV channel in support of his film. He said, “Losing my house or property doesn’t matter anymore since I have a larger number of well wishers now, particularly in Andhra Pradesh. I also thank the media for supporting me so much. I started my career in Sarathi Studios and gradually I moved up the ladder. The success of Maro Charithra and Ek Duje Ke Liye was a major milestone in my career. The Industry has kept me financially alive throughout my career. I don’t have any anger for what had happened for Vishwaroopam, but I am deeply saddened by it. I am an actor and director, but not a rioter. I believe that an artist shouldn’t be insulted.”
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