The strong buzz is that Kamal Hassan‘s name was dropped from the Padma awards list due to the controversy over his much-awaited flick Viswaroopam.
Sources say, the central government has decided to confer Kamal Hassan with Padma Bhushan until a day before the official announcement of awards. After imposing ban on Viswaroopam in Tamilnadu and few parts of AP, the centre has felt this isn’t the appropriate time to honour the actor.
Even the announcement of awards got delayed till Friday as the government was unable to decide whether or not to recognize his services to the Film Industry.
Kamal Hassan, a Padma Shri awardee, missed the opportunity to bag Padma Bhushan due to some unfortunate incidents that happened in the past few days. A great actor like Kamal Hassan deserves to get the third highest civilian award and if not now, he will get the due credit for his priceless efforts some other day.
Vishwaroopam – Court Asks Kamal Hassan to Talk to the Govt. Officials
The much-expected order the Vishwaroopam was delivered by the High Court of Madras today but unfortunately there is no good news in it for Kamal Hassan or his fans. The Judge has ordered Kamal Hassan to meet the government officials to discuss the possibility of revoking the ban and what needs to be done for it.
The Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Hassan is expected to meet the officials as per this order to get the issue sorted out. When the ban is revoked, the stay order that the court imposed on Vishwaroopam is also expected to be vacated.
In the meantime all we can do is wait for a positive outcome so that this magnum opus releases in Tamil Nadu.
Viswaroopam film suffers Rs 30 crore loss
The ban imposed on Kamal Hassan‘s film Viswaroopam which was made with a budget of Rs 95 crore resulted in an estimated loss of nearly Rs 30 crores.
As per the trade pundits, if the film gets delayed further then the loss incurred to the makers could exceed Rs 30 crore.
Ban on Viswaroopam in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Malaysia had a huge impact on the revenues. Only a good opening could help the buyers to make break even in two weeks time.
Unfortunately, Kamal Hassan‘s Viswaroopam failed the cash in on the huge promotions due to the controversy. All the screens which were booked for this spy thriller were allotted to old films to cover few losses. The theaters management is facing a problem with reimbursement of Viswaroopam tickets as they were booked online and most of film buffs have been demanding screening of the film rather than taking money back.
The Madras high court verdict on film’s screening will be out on January 28th. Wish the judgement is in favor of Viswaroopam makers!