Chennai, Jan 7 (): Kamal Haasan says he expects 100 percent profit from Vishwaroopam.
The Tamil-Hindi bilingual movie, Vishwaroopam featuring Kamal Hassan, Pooja Kumar, Jaideep Ahlawat and Andrea Jeremiah playing important roles along with Rahul Bose is releasing on theatres on January 11.
Kamal Haasan has announced that his magnum creation Vishwaroopam will release on January 10 on DTH platform, eight hours prior to release in theatres. Kamal Hassan, who dares to do several innovative projects in his career, has planned to release Vishwaroopam in six networks – Airtel, Sun Direct, Videocon, Tata Sky, Dish TV and Big TV.
After this announcement, Kamal Hassan is facing firm opposition from the theatre owners’ association from Tamil Nadu regarding its release on Direct-To-Home (DTH) format.
As Vishwaroopam being a mega-budget film and the most anticipated movie not only in the Tamil film industry but also in the Indian film circuit, the movie is expected to make huge business at the Box Office.
In the latest interview given to NDTV, Kamal Hassan said Vishwaroopam is made at Rs 95 crores and he wants the film to make 100 percent profit for the makers of the film. He said, “I expect a profit of 100 percent from Vishwaroopam for which it has to collect 350 crores that includes theatrical and DTH revenue.”
Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners’ Association and the Tamil Nadu Film Distributors’ Association had made their decision clear saying that Kamal Hassan should cancel the deal with the DTH companies or else no theatre in Tamil Nadu will screen Vishwaroopam.
Though several theatre associations, including Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association and Madurai-Ramanathapuram United Film Distributors have threatened not to screen the movie, Kamal said the film will be released across 390 theatres.
The Theatre Owners Association’s state president Rama M Annamalai has called for open negotiation with Kamal Hassan about tackling this issue, setting a deadline to Kamal that the settlement should happen before the release of Vishwaroopam on DTH i.e., before January 10.