As the controversy over Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam continued, DMK chief M Karunanidhi wondered why Tamilnadu government had not taken any initiative to resolve the crisis. Though the Madras High Court judge has suggested an amicable solution, Tamilnadu government has not taken any initiative,' he said.
Karunanidhi also cited reports suggesting that a TV channel close to AIADMK wanted to buy the film but that the producers had refused saying they had spent over Rs 100 crore. He also referred to reports that at a function recently, Hassan wanted a 'dhoti clad' Tamilian to become the Prime Minister', apparently referring to P Chidambaram's potential to occupy the top job.
Various political leaders and film personalities, including superstar Rajinikanth, have appealed to Muslims to co operate in the release of the film and Kamal Hassan himself had said he was not against Muslims and the film was not against them, the DMK chief said.