An emotional Kamal Hassan addressed the media in Chennai on Wednesday as the Tamil Nadu government filed an appeal in the Madras High Court against lifting the ban on Vishwaroopam.
Hassan said that he had not prepared a statement and what he said was from his heart.
"I have invested everything in my life on the film. All my assets have been pledged to creditors who lent money for the movie. As the release gets delayed, I will lose everything — including this house (his office). I think if it continues, I won't be able to do any more press conferences in this house," Hassan said.
He said his hurry to release the film was because he had no money left, as he had invested everything into the film.
The actor-director-producer said he was part of a political game, which he did not know who was playing, and said he felt that Tamil Nadu wants him out.
"I have no religion, no caste, perhaps no money now. But I have my talent. I have pledged all my property on this film. I have nothing to lose, so I may as well choose," the actor said.
"I have interpreted this entire country through Tamil. If I don't have a place here, I will find a place without religion."
"Kerala, Hyderabad or some other secular state. But if I don't find a secular state, which I will know in the next two days, I will move to another secular country like MF Husain," he said.
Hassan said that he is not angry with people in the state and that he will continue to write in Tamil.
"Nothing will change, I will continue to be a Tamil and an Indian," he said.
He refused to blame anyone for the delay in the release saying, "I am too small a man to blame anyone...I am just an artiste and I am fed up."
Published Date: Jan 30, 2013 01:12 pm | Updated Date: Jan 30, 2013 01:23 pm