Kamal Haasan says he does not agree to calling Gandhi a Mahatma

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Saturday, Jul 13, 2013

Kamal Haasan says he does not agree to calling Gandhi a Mahatma

Movie ‘Vishwaroopam’ directed by Kamal Haasan, and in which he did main role was released amidst controversies. But, the movie had tremendous welcome among fans. 

Following success of ‘Vishwaroopam’, Kamal Haasan has taken up ‘Vishwaroopam 2’.  Kamal Haasan had shot the first half such that the story happens in America and Afghanistan.  This resulted in controversies.  Maybe because Kamal Haasan desired avoiding controversies, the sequel is being made such that the story happens in India. 


Actor Kamal Haasan has finished major portions of movie ‘Vishwaroopam 2’.  Kamal Haasan gave an interview in Mumbai, excerpts from which are as follows: -

  • Question:  You prioritize patriotism in your movies…
  • Answer:     If one does not properly use the word patriotism, it would be dangerous.  Interest in cricket is not patriotism.  To desire that Indian cricket team should win the match is not patriotism.  I am Gandhi’s fan.  But I do not desire calling him a Mahatma and I do not desire imagining a halo behind his head.  Gandhi was a simple person and he accomplished through simplicity.  One should not treat him as a saint.  He was a simple person and struggled for the nation with dedication.  That is the reason why I took up ‘Hey Ram’.  He accomplished a lot by being a good person. 


  • Question:    You have conducted shooting for ‘Vishwaroopam’ in difficult locations…
  • Answer:    We conducted a lot of research to choose locations for shooting.  We tried to shoot in Afghanistan.  But since there were hassles, I could not individually go there.  I viewed about 4000 photographs of Jalalabad, Afghanistan.  Then, the shooting was conducted. 


  • Question:    About ‘Vishwaroopam 2’..?
  • Answer:    Sequel to ‘Vishwaroopam’ is not a continuation of ‘Vishwaroopam’. As one sees the sequel, he or she would have the feel of watching the first half. 


  • Question:    Would you do Hindi movie?
  • Answer:    I have some stories. I am searching for producer.


  • Question:    Would you join hands with Shruti Haasan for movie?
  • Answer:    I am proud that Shruti Haasan is busily doing movies. If there is time, we would team up for movie.
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