Director Aashiq Abu was one of the first from Malayalam to support Kamal Haasan in the controversy over Vishwaroopam, as he wrote against the attitude of certain Muslim groups calling for banning the film. His posts on Facebook got tremendous support and criticisms as well from a huge number of persons.
But after watching the film, Aashiq lashed out saying that the film's success is only because of the hype following the controversy. He went to the extent saying that director Vinayan has made the Malayalam version of this film some years back! He says that the terrorists, who wanted the film to be banned, would laugh if they actually saw the film.
The comments have received great criticism and Aashiq has removed it from his profile now. Still there are some movie promotion sites, which are campaigning against the comments with pictures of the original post!