Kamal Haasan opposes death penalty for rape - The New Indian Express

Kamal Haasan opposes death penalty for rape

Published: 24th December 2012 08:08 AM

Last Updated: 24th December 2012 08:08 AM

“It is my bus! It is my capital! She is  my sister and the man who committed the crime is my brother! I am ashamed,” gushed Kamal Haasan, on the rape incident in Delhi that shook the nation. The actor was on a visit to the city for the audio launch of his new movie ‘Viswaroopam’.

“But I cannot agree with the decision on capital punishment. How can we justify one crime by committing another,” the actor wondered. Kamal’s new movie ‘Viswaroopam’, released in Tamil and Hindi, has been made at a whopping budget of `95 crore. The movie would be released on January 11 and a day prior to the release, the movie will be premiered on direct-to-home (DTH) platforms.

“We have already inked pacts with some leading DTH providers for the movie premiere at 9.30 pm on January 10. The movie will be available on Airtel, Tata Sky, Sun, Dish, Videocon and Reliance networks. The price of viewing the film at home will be `1,000 per connection. There will be a single telecast at the above mentioned time which cannot be recorded.

The unique electronic signature would help us detect the set-up box, in case the movie is being copied,” the actor said. The Hindi version will be available in the North, except on Tata Sky.

However, the actor admitted that the TV premiere cannot match the theatre experience, as Viswaroopam is the first Indian movie to be   equipped with the Auro-3D sound system.

“In Chennai, a total of 25 theatres are equipped with the sound system. In Kerala, around three theatres are expected to have this system by the time of the release,” Kamal said.

The actor expressed his optimism on the  decision to conduct a premiere on DTH platform, which will set a new trend.

Brushing aside rumours, the actor stated that the theme of the movie is not anti-Muslim.

“The USP of the film is its content and I believe that people will like it for the effort that we have put in. We have brought together some talented technicians from across  the globe,” Kamal added.

A sequel to Viswaroopam would be released next year, the actor said. Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekar Kapoor, Pooja Kumar and Andrea are will star in the movie.

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