Kamal Haasan may have sorted out his problems with the release of his tri-lingual film ‘Vishwaroop’ in the South but the Hindi version will have to wait till the imbroglio with the cinema exhibitors in North India ends. The latest we hear is that the Hindi adaptation won’t be released until the film’s Mumbai distributors Balajee Films find a proper release date.
The Tamil and Telugu rendition will be released on 25th January but the date is not suitable for the Hindi release as many other popular movies are set to hit the theatres on the same day. Kamal Haasan himself confirmed these updates and stated, “We’re going ahead with the release of the Tamil and Telugu versions on January 25, much in the same way as it was to be released on January 11. The release of the Hindi edition would have to be done in collusion with my Mumbai distributors Balajee Films.”
Regarding the DTH release of his film, he added that, “DTH would no longer be the preferred platform of viewing the film. It should be an alternative platform. So the time margin between the DTH telecast and theatrical release would be less than. The Southern distributors and exhibitors have left it to me. They came to my office in Chennai and said they regret their earlier defiant stand. They have come around fully.”