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Over the years Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming films "Uttama Villain" and "Papanasam", has had so many controversies in his acting career.

"I feel I'm always targeted," Kamal said while promoting his upcoming film "Uttama Villian" at his residence in Chennai, according to IANS.

Kamal Haasan Promotes 'Uttama Villain' in Chennai 

From "Mumbai Express" to "Papanasam", most of his films had its share of controversies.

Check out the controversies in Kamal Haasan's Acting Career

'Uttam Villain'

After the first look poster and teaser of Kamal's upcoming film "Uttama Villain" were released, many claimed that the poster is inspired by a photograph taken by French photographer Eric Lafforgue. However, Kamal slammed the plagiarism charges and said that it was his own painted face and added that it took four hours to get that look.


Mollywood's upcoming film-maker Satheesh Paul had filed a suit against director Jeethu Joseph and the Tamil remake of Mohanlal starrer "Drishyam" on grounds of copyright infringement. Satheesh had claimed that the story of "Papanasam", starring Kamal Haasan and Gautami, is based on his novel "Oru Mazhakalathu", which was published in May 2013.

Following this, Ernakulam court had asked to stall the shooting of the remake film. Later, the court cleared the legal troubles for the release of Kamal Haasan starrer dismissing the suit filed by the film-maker.


"Vishwaroopam" was the most controversial film in Kamal's acting career. Initially, the Hindu Makkal Katchi party asked the film's team to change its title to Tamil from Sanskrit, following which Muslim groups demanded a ban on the film, claiming that it hurts their religious sentiments.

Due to the protests, Ulaganayagan had even planned to premiere it on DTH platforms, but the threatre owners had protested against the television release and the film was then released in theatres.

Meanwhile, "Vishwaroopam 2", the second installment of the controversial film, starring Kamal, Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah, will be released this year. 

"Mumbai Express"

People had also demanded a change in the title of Kamal's 2005 comedy film "Mumbai Express".

"People objected the title of my film 'Mumbai Express'. They said the title wasn't in Tamil, but what's the Tamil word for Mumbai?" Kamal asked.


Kamal's 2004 film "Virumaandi" was launched with the title "Sandiyar", but some groups had then demanded that the title be changed. However, 10 years later, the same title was used by Chozhadevan for his 2014 romantic action film.

"In an earlier case, they didn't let me name one of my films 'Sandiyar', and a few months ago, a film with the same name released. Why didn't anybody object to it," Kamal added.

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