Chennai: Cinema is my profession. I should decide what should be my last film. Once I have a responsibility (as a legislator or more), it is me who should take a call, says actor-politician Kamal Haasan.
Speaking to 'News Today', Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal said, "'Vishwaroopam 2' is both a prequel and sequel. It speaks about a Kashmiri Indian soldier and his patriotism. Everyone has a responsibility and no external pressure should influence it. He has to decide on his own."
"We wanted to come out with two parts for 'Vishwaroopam'. When Kambar wrote 'Ramayana', he was clear how it should come. Similarly, 'Vishwaroopam ' was written as one but made in two parts. The delay in its release pained me. The whole crew who worked for the second part was disappointed. But various reasons led to its delay. Eventually, 'Vishwaroopam 2' will be out 10 August," he explained.
"'Vishwaroopam' was supposed to be made before 'Dasavatharam'. It was in the mind for long. I feel it's better late than never," he added.
Asked about the criticism that part one of 'Vishwaroopam' was pro-American, the actor said, "It was not so. It even spoke against US forces bombing civilian areas in Afghanistan. It speaks about an Indian spy and his heroics."
Asked whether the fans coming to watch 'Vishwaroopam 2' will be divided along party lines as he had entered politics, Kamal Haasan said, "People will come in large numbers. They know to differentiate between cinema and politics. So do I."
Action scenes were the highlight of Vishwaroopam. We have tried to go a step further in the second part, adds Kamal Haasan.
When part one of the movie was released, I knew the protests it would face.
But people are mature and they know what will be told in a sequel. I know there won't be any such protests now, he added.
As far as 'Indian 2' is concerned, when filmmaker Shankar says he is ready, we will begin the shoot, he said.
On his long-pending project 'Sabaash Naidu', Kamal Haasan said, "Almost 40 per cent of the movie is complete. Will start the next schedule soon."