‘I will rise again and again like a tree with strong roots’

Published: 31st January 2013 10:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2013 10:00 AM   |  A+A-

Kamal Haasan on Wednesday revealed that he had pledged all the land and property he owned around Chennai to finance the `95-crore Vishwaroopam, and that he would lose it all if he is not able to pay his creditors in a short time.

At a press conference held at his dilapidated office on Eldams Road, Kamal said, “The terms of the pledge are such that if I do not pay back the sum with interest in a short time, then I will have to forfeit all this (gesturing to the old house). This is the house I grew up in. My father bought it years ago and I purchased it from him.”

On a day when there was no dearth of drama, Kamal also added his bit to the pile when he concluded by saying, “If you think my film will affect national unity, then take it. I may fall now, but I will rise again and again like a tree with strong roots,” he said proudly.

A few minutes before the special bench delivered its judgment at 2.15 pm, Kamal  took a bit of a detour and announced that he was considering cutting out scenes that Muslim outfits found objectionable. “I have been given a list of scenes and I don’t want it to be marred because of other peoples’ confusion, so I have agreed to certain cuts. I promise anything for my brothers,” he said. It mattered little, as the judgment did not go his way.

He remained closeted in  his office until his brother Chandrahaasan confirmed that they would move the Supreme Court against the HC order. “We have already lost Rs 50-60 crore and cannot afford anymore,” he said.


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