The only piece of good news for Tamil filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday was that the Hindi version of his beleagured production Viswaroopam will be released on schedule. The dubbed film, titled Vishwaroop, will be out on 1 February even as battles over the movie’s release in Haasan’s native state rage in and beyond the court. “The release of Vishwaroop is well on its way,” said Girish Johar, head of distribution and acquisitions, Balaji Motion Pictures. “We are targetting above 800 screens across the country. Everybody is on board. It will be the widest solo release in Hindi for Kamal Haasan.” Balaji Motion Pictures has the all-India rights for the Hindi version. “The controversy hasn’t affected the Hindi release, but it is very sad that you have a Censor certificate in hand and are still not being allowed to release the film,” Johar said.
Story first published: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 8:12 [IST]