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01-18-2013, 10:07 PM #1
Kamal revises release plans, but says DTH future of cinemaKamal Haasan may have had to drop the idea of premiering his bilingual "Vishwaroop" on Direct To Home at the behest of distributors but still feels "DTH is the future of cinema".
Initially, Kamal had decided to premiere his Tamil film "Vishwaroopam", its dubbed Telugu version and the Hindi "Vishwaroop" on DTH a day before the scheduled theatrical release. But distributors were unhappy with the move and Kamal had to shelve that plan.
"The Hindi version is being released on Feb 1. It cannot be released on Jan 25 along with the Tamil and Telugu versions because 'Race 2' is releasing the same day," the actor-director-producer said on the new revised release plans.
"I feel the Hindi version 'Vishwaroop' would gather more box office strength from the week-long release advantage that its Tamil and Telugu versions would have."
The film stars Shekhar Kapur, Rahul Bose and Kamal who has also directed the film.
But he is as confident of the DTH premiere strategy as he was before he was compelled to bow down....being a human...