Producer Lingusamy said that it was unfair to try and stall the release of Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain, by bringing in old controversies associated with his film Vishwaroopam.
"It's unfair to use Vishwaroopam controversy against the release of Uttama Villain. Some groups have been trying to stall the release of our film for various reasons but an amicable solution has been finally reached," Lingusamy told IANS.
He also confirmed that Uttama Villain will release worldwide on May 1, as planned earlier.
"Recently, Kamal sir, I and some key members of Tamil film fraternity met the groups against the release of our film. It has been decided that the Vishwaroopam controversy should not influence the release of Uttama Villain," he said. (Also Read: Muslim Organisation Supports VHP's Protest Against Uttama Villain)
During the release of Vishwaroopam, Mr Haasan had filed complaint to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against Tamil Nadu theatre owners association for alleged "anti-competitive practices" in restricting the release of his film via DTH platform.
Now, Mr Haasan is ready to withdraw the petition, which was filed in 2013.
"Kamal sir has agreed to withdraw the petition. Hence, the Vishwaroopam controversy should not stop the release of Uttama Villain," he said. (Also Read: Nothing in Uttama Villain Will Hurt Anybody's Sentiment, Says Director)
Directed by Ramesh Aravind, Uttama Villain is the story of an eighth century theatre artist and a modern-day superstar.