Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Sunday said that Telugu filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao was the first to welcome his decision to release forthcoming film Vishwaroopam first on the Direct-To-Home (DTH) platform.
"When I informed Dasari sir that I'm planning to release my film (Vishwaroopam) on DTH, he was more than happy to support my decision. It is because of him I'm able to release my film peacefully in Andhra Pradesh," Haasan told reporters at the audio launch of the Telugu version of Vishwaroopam.
The film, which is written, directed and produced by Kamal, will be premiered in DTH on Jan 10, a day before its theatrical release Jan 11.
Speaking at the event, Rao said: "We've always supported Kamal with his experiments over the years. Today, when he's attempted yet another experiment, we should continue our support than protesting against the release of his film."
Rao was the chief guest along with Telugu producer D Ramanaidu.
The first copy of the audio disc, which was launched by Rao, was handed over to Ramanaidu.
Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy have composed the music for the film, which stars Kamal Haasan, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose and Shekhar Kapur in lead roles.