Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan 'has great respect for books'

Kamal Haasan 'has great respect for books'Dubai, Nov 17 : Kamal Haasan has confessed that books have played a major role in his life and he has great respect for them.

The 59-year-old actor said that books are unconditional teachers, because you can either learn them or you can't, the Gulf News reported.

Haasan admitted that the has not attended a film institute or school but whatever he knows, he has learnt on the go and so he cannot exactly recollect or comprehend what and when he learnt a skill or started to use it. (ANI)

Kamal Haasan's 'Ninaithale Inikkum' digitally restored

Kamal-HaasanChennai, Sep 10 : The trailer of digitally restored version of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer 1979 Tamil comedy "Ninaithale Inikkum" will be released here Sep 13.

"Kamal Haasan will release the trailer of 'Ninaithale Inikkum'. The film has been digitally restored and is getting ready for release soon," said a statement.

Kamal, who co-starred in the film with superstar Rajinikanth and Jayaprada, will release the trailer in the presence of the film's director K. Balachandar.

When Kamal helped Shruti get scarred!

shruti-hassanNew Delhi, May 28 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who has experimented with his looks in films like "Chachi 420" and "Hey Ram", gave his inputs on his daughter Shruti's look for "D-Day", in which she sports a distinct scar.

In "D-Day", directed by Nikhil Advani, Shruti plays Suraiya, a prostitute.

As part of the character's look, Shruti required to have a scar on her face, and her father is said to have helped her get it right.

Rajinikanth, Kamal join fast to support Sri Lankan Tamils

Rajinikanth-KamalChennai, April 2 : Stalwarts like Rajinikanth, Ajith Kumar, Kamal Haasan and many more Tuesday joined the members of the South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA) in a day-long fast here to protest alleged "war crimes" against Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Kamal Haasan to feature in 'Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi'

Kamal-HaasanChennai, March 23 : After impressing audiences on the silver screen, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is all set to feature soon on TV show "Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi" (NVOK), the Tamil version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati". He is likely to shoot for the episode Saturday here in AVM Studios.

"Kamal Haasan to participate in Vijay TV's super hit program NVOK. He is on his way to the sets," Kamal's agent posted on his Twitter page.

Actor Prakash Raj is hosting the current season of the show.

Kamal Haasan’s fans celebrate release of spy-thriller ‘Vishwaroopam’ in Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan’s fans celebrate release of spy-thriller ‘Vishwaroopam’ in Tamil Nadu Chennai, Feb 7 : The screening of spy-thriller `Vishwaroopam' will finally take place in Tamil Nadu today, after a tumultuous two weeks of court cases and stay orders.

Fans of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan can be seen dancing outside the theatres in Chennai to celebrate the release of the movie on Friday. They also garlanded the cutouts of the actor.

People started gathering outside cinema halls in Chennai in large numbers to watch the first show of Vishwaroopam.

Salman found 'Vishwaroop' of H'wood standard: Kamal Haasan

Kamal-HaasanMumbai, Feb 2 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan says Bollywood superstar Salman Khan found "Vishwaroop", the Hindi version of his controversial film "Vishwaroopam", on a par with international standards.

"He (Salman) liked it immensely. He thinks it is of Hollywood standards. He liked everything about it," Haasan said Friday at a special screening of the film here.

Kamal Haasan is happy with the response to the movie in north India, but still awaits a decision regarding the ban on the movie's Tamil and Telugu version in Tamil Nadu.

Jayalalitha defends 'Vishwaroopam' ban, to sue Karunanidhi

J-JayalalithaaChennai, Jan 31 :  Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Thursday that Kamal Haasan's movie "Vishwaroopam" was banned in Tamil Nadu due to fears of violent protests and not because she had a grudge against the actor.

The chief minister also announced that she would file cases against DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and sections of the media that she said had maligned her on the issue.

Jayalalithaa said it would have been near impossible to provide security to all the 524 cinema theatres in Tamil Nadu where the multilingual film was to be released after Muslim groups announced a string of protests.

Salman Khan supports Kamal Haasan

Salman-KhanChennai, Jan 31 : After many members from Indian film industry expressed their solidarity, Bollywood actor Salman Khan also opposed the ban on "Vishwaroopam" in Tamil Nadu and requested his and Kamal Haasan's fans to lend support to the film-maker.

"Hope each and every fan of his (Kamal Haasan) supports him like I am doing and want all my fans to fully support him. Bhool gaye kya 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye' (Have you forgotten 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye')," Salman tweeted Thursday.

The 47-year-old added that the decision to watch a film lies with the people who buy tickets, not anyone else.

Vishwaroopam row: Singhvi bats for Kamal Haasan

Vishwaroopam row: Singhvi bats for Kamal Haasan New Delhi, Jan. 31 : A day after the Madras High Court stayed the release of Kamal Haasan''s film ''Vishwaroopam'', Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Thursday came out in support of the actor, saying how can a ban be imposed on a film after it has been certified by the Censor Board.

Singhvi, however, said the matter is sub-judice as far as the film is concerned and added that it would be unfair to comment further at this point of time.

Madras HC stays release of ''Vishwaroopam'', Kamal Haasan may approach SC

Vishwaroopam-MovieChennai, Jan 30 : In a major setback to actor Kamal Haasan, the Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the release of his film ''Vishwaroopam'', setting aside the interim order given by the single judge bench yesterday.

The latest development in this regard came after the Tamil Nadu Government approached the Madras High Court after a single judge bench of the high court lifted the ban on Haasan''s movie.

The state government sought an immediate hearing of the appeal on the issue.

Tamil Nadu Government to appeal against Vishwaroopam ban verdict

Tamil Nadu Government to appeal against Vishwaroopam ban verdict Chennai, Jan 30 : The Tamil Nadu Government will appeal on Wednesday against a court verdict that lifted ban on Tamil actor and film-maker Kamal Haasan's new film `Vishwaroopam'.

The Madras High Court will today hear the state government's appeal against the court verdict. A division bench of the court will hear the appeal at 10:30 am today.

The High Court had rescinded a ban imposed on the movie last week by the state government.

Kamal Haasan''s Vishwaroopam case postponed till tomorrow

Kamal Haasan''s Vishwaroopam case postponed till tomorrow Chennai, Jan. 28 : The Madras High Court on Monday posted its order till tomorrow on veteran actor Kamal Haasan''s petition seeking a stay on the Tamil Nadu Government''s temporary ban on his film ''Vishwaroopam'' following allegations by some organisations that the movie shows Muslims in bad light.

The court has asked Kamal Hassan to meet government officials and find a way out.

According to certain media reports, the actor is likely to meet the government officials later in the day.

'Vishwaroopam' screened in Kerala

VishwaroopamThiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 : Kamal Haasan's controversial film "Vishwaroopam" was Saturday screened here amid a police presence. It got support from the youth wings of the CPI-M and BJP here, though a section of Muslims protested the screening.

Activists belonging to the Popular Front of India - PFI (a confederation of Muslim organisations) arrived at the Kairali theatre, demanding the film not be screened and alleged the film depicts the community in a bad light.

A strong police presence foiled their attempt and the film was screened. The film is currently banned in Tamil Nadu.

Let 'Vishwaroopam' release, superstar Rajinikanth urges Muslims

Rajinikanth_Chennai, Jan 25 : Saddened by the ban on his close friend and colleague Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" in the state, superstar Rajinikanth has urged Muslim groups to withdraw their protest.

On Wednesday, the state government banned "Vishwaroopam" for two weeks when around 25 Muslim organisations objected to Kamal's movie on the ground that it portrays the community in bad light.

A day later, the Madras High Court restricted the film's release till Jan 28. A judge will see the movie Jan 26 and decided on its fate.

After Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra also decide not to release Vishwaroopam

After Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra also decide not to release Vishwaroopam Chennai, Jan 25 : Veteran filmmaker Kamal Haasan has lashed back at attempts to ban his film in Tamil Nadu, calling efforts by some to label its contents anti-Muslim a form of cultural terrorism. The fans of the star would be disappointed, as there is little chance of his film being released in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh as well.

Madras HC stays release of Kamal Hasan''s ''Vishwaroopam'' till January 28

/VishwaroopamChennai/New Delhi/Lucknow, Jan 24 : The Madras High Court on Thursday stayed release of Kamal Hasan''s movie ''Vishwaroopam'' till January 28.

Earlier in the day, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan had moved the high court after the Tamil Nadu Government had stalled the screening of Vishwaroopam for fifteen days.

The star said he was "appalled how my film is construed against Muslim brothers". He said that the circumstances leading to the ban were akin to cultural terrorism and added he was a victim of celebrity bashing.

DTH face-off deepens, Kamal to premier 'Vishwaroop' in LA

Vishwaroop.jpMumbai, Jan 7 : To avoid a direct confrontation with the multiplex chains in north India, which are up in arms against Kamal Haasan's decision to hold a Direct To Home (DTH) premiere, "Vishwaroop" would be premiered in Los Angeles Jan 10.

Directed by Kamal, the bilingual is made in Tamil and Hindi. While the Tamil version is titled "Vishwaroopam", Hindi one is called "Vishwaroop".

Compete and co-exist: Kamal Haasan

kamal-hassanChennai, Dec 31 : Having a healthy competition and co-existing is important, says actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is happy with the support he has received from direct-to-home (DTH) providers to release his forthcoming film "Vishwaroopam".

"The fact that all DTH providers have expressed interest and have come together despite stiff competition with each other to support my endeavour is testimony to the fact that one can compete and co-exist mutually," Kamal told IANS.

High time to digitise Indian film industry: Kamal Haasan

Kamal HaasanMumbai, March 23 : Highly impressed by James Murdoch's insight on the Indian media scenario, southern superstar Kamal Haasan says that the $2 billion Indian film industry should understand its potential market and gear up to upgrade it technically to be at par with the world media.

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