Written in Tamil, he requests that the ban on Vishwaroopam be lifted. Below is the translation.
My dear divine people of Tamil Nadu, the very folk who make me who I am, warm greetings.
I've been deeply disturbed by the issues faced by Vishwaroopam these past couple of days.
Mr. Kamal, my friend for the past 40 years, is not the kind of person to hurt anyone's sentiments and this, I know.
The very fact that Kamal took into account any reservations that Muslim groups might have had and screened the film for them well ahead of its release, is clear proof of Kamal's respect for his Muslim brothers.
Moreover, when I think of Kamal Haasan's investment of 100 crores and the great difficulty to which he has gone to create this film, my heart is distressed.