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Interview : Kamal Haasan – I am not a fool to hurt other religions
Published on Apr 27, 2015 5:41 pm IST

Legendary actor Kamal Haasan, is back with yet another period drama Uttama Villain. On the eve of the film’s release, we caught up with Kamal sir for a brief interview. Let’s see what he has to say.

Q)Why do you face so many problems to release your films ?

Off late, it has become a problem to release films in India. There are many people who are ready to bring your film down for no reason. This is a democratic country, and everybody should have the right to showcase or speak what ever they feel like.

Q)Your film has received an ‘U’ certificate. But why did some Hindu organizations go against the film?

India is a country which has 75% Hindu population, and I would be a fool to make a film which will hurt their sentiments. In fact, everyone should understand that I want people from every religion to watch my films.

Q) Why did you choose Ramesh Aravind as the director ?

Even though I have written the script and screenplay, I wanted someone who can depict it well on screen. Ramesh is an old friend and an wonderful actor himself. He was the apt choice and has directed the film superbly.

Q)How was the whole experience working with your gurus K Balachander and Vishwananth ?

I have already worked with them in many films in the past, and like always I had a wonderful time working with them.

Q)The visuals are spectacular and looks like a number of dances are involved in the film. Tell us about that ?

Yes ! there are a number of classical dances involved in the film, and the group dancers who have worked for the film are the best in the country. We have rehearsed for so many days and the output is just wonderful ?

Q)Is Uttama Villain an art film ?

There is nothing called art cinema. Everything what we make is for the public and its commercial. There is a lot of money involved and we want people to watch our film and appreciate us.

Q)What care have you taken for the Telugu version ?

I have worked very hard for the Telugu version, and was involved right from the beginning. I should also thank producer C Kalyan for promoting the film so well.

Q)Tell us about the female leads ?

Both Andrea and Pooja have done a wonderful job. They suit their characters well and will be liked by one and all.


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