‘Don’t regret saying I’ll leave India’

Published: 01st February 2013 09:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2013 09:01 AM   |  A+A-

A day after an emotional outburst over the hurdles he faced in the release of Vishwaroopam, actor Kamal Haasan said he did not regret making the statement that he wouldn’t mind leaving the country and relocating elsewhere.

“If this happens again, I will seriously think of leaving India,” said Kamal, who was in Mumbai on Thursday to promote the Hindi version of the film.

“I was not threatening; I am not saying sorry for what I said. I was angry and hurt, still I am hurt,” the actor said, adding that if such a thing happened in future, he would seriously think of leaving the country.

Denying that he had a rift with Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa over the ban on his film, he expressed gratitude to the CM for her solution to end the controversy.

He maintained that the controversy was related to politics, rather than religion.

Kamal sought the release of those arrested for the violence outside the cinema halls in protest against his film. “They are my brothers, they were led by rabble-rousers. If they watch the film they would know that I really love them,” he said.

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