UTamil Nadu Cinema Theatres Association has threatened that none of actor Kamal Hassan's movies will be released, old or new, in any theatres in the state, if he goes ahead with his plan to release his Vishwaroopam on DTH format, before screening in theatres. In view of Hassan deciding to release Vishwaroopam in DTH on January 10 and in theatres the next day, theatre owners and their representatives across the State met recently to decide their future course of action. Kamal Hassan today said the effort was an "evolutionary growth" and insisted it was the "way to go forward."Seeking to assuage any apprehension, he said the effort of monetising his film has been done in a way without disturbing the "ecosystem of the cinema business."
Story first published: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 15:16 [IST]