Southern superstar and filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Monday announced his film 'Vishwaroopam' will be released in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.
The ban on the film in the state was lifted on Sunday after the actor agreed to edit seven scenes from the movie.
Haasan has also withdrawn his petition against the ban in Madras High Court.
"Surmounting many barricades and bans, Vishwaroopam is now ready to be released on the 7th February 2013, finally in Tamil Nadu," said Haasan in a statement on Monday.
"I profusely thank the Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, for her justice was speedier. Above all, I am ever grateful to the Tamil Nadu and Indian people at large.
"Many peers in the trade in Tamil Nadu also reached out personally to enquire. Unbeknownst to me, the rest of my fraternity throughout the country raised their voices in my defense. I am touched and grateful to them," the actor said.
"The Media fought for my freedoms as it were theirs at stake- probably it is so. Nevertheless, the time they spent on my small cause and the warmth they imparted strengthened me.