Producer Lingusamy says it is not correct to bring up an old controversy and stall the release of Kamal Haasan's new film Uttama Villain. He was speaking in the context of some groups trying to revive the Vishwaroopam row in the context of the new film.
"It's unfair to use Vishwaroopam controversy against the release of Uttama Villain. Some groups have been trying to stall the release of our film for various reasons but an amicable solution has been finally reached," said Lingusamy.
He confirmed Uttama Villain will release worldwide on May 1 as planned earlier.
"Recently, Kamal sir, I and some key members of Tamil film fraternity met the groups against the release of our film. It has been decided that the Vishwaroopam controversy should not influence the release of Uttama Villain," he said.
During the release of Vishwaroopam, Haasan had filed complaint to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against Tamil Nadu theatre owners association for alleged 'anti-competitive practices' in restricting the release of his film via DTH platform.
Now, Kamal Haasan is ready to withdraw the petition, which was filed in 2013.
"Kamal sir has agreed to withdraw the petition. Hence, the Vishwaroopam controversy should not stop the release of Uttama Villain," he said.
Directed by Ramesh Aravind, Uttama Villain is the story of an eighth century theatre artiste and a modern-day superstar.