Kamal Haasan put forth his opinion on the controversial Hindi vs South language debate. Recently, the megastar was at a press conference to promote his upcoming film Vikram. At the press conference held in Delhi, Kamal Haasan was asked about his opinions on Pan-India films and the ongoing language debate. Kamal's reply on the topic has earned him more respect than he already used to have.
While emphasising on the topic, he also gave examples of classic movies like Padosan and Mughal-e-Azam and said that pan-India films have always been there. "When you pan for gold, you pan for new words, coinage. Pan India (films) have always been there.”
The Chachi 420 actor also mentioned, "Shantaram ji did pan India films. Padosan is a pan India film. Mehmood ji almost spoke Tamil in the film. What do you call Mughal-e-Azam? It's a pan India film for me. It's nothing new. “He furthermore added that our country’s beauty lies in its vivid languages that unites us all at the end of the day.
When asked about the ongoing language debate, the actor quipped, "I am an Indian. What are you?" he further said, "Taj Mahal is mine, Madurai temple is yours. Kanyakumari is as much yours as Kashmir is mine.”
On the professional front, the actor attended the Cannes Film Festival for the trailer launch of Vikram. Helmed by Lokesh Kangaraj and backed up by Kamal Haasan's production, Vikram is slated to release on June 3rd.