Ameer, whose upcoming film Ameerin Aadhi-Bhagavan has become one of the most-awaited films in recent times, has clarified that he was forced to change the name of the film for purely commercial reasons and in order to ensure that the film doesn’t run into trouble prior to its release in theatres.
“We had concrete information to the effect that more than 100 complaints were filed with the police opposite the film’s title and in order to respect the sentiments of these groups. However, I can assure movie-goers that the film doesn’t have anything in it which might even remotely hurt the sentiments of any section of the people. It’s a pure commercial entertainer which qualifies for viewing along with the entire members of the family,” Ameer clarifies.
Starring ‘Jayam’ Ravi and Neetu Chandra (remember her in Kannitheevu Ponna song with Ameer?) in lead roles, the film has been in the making for more than two years now and is finally hitting the screens today. In a written statement, Ameer has said “I came to know that the Special Cell of chief minister had received more than 100 complaints stating that the title of the film was offending the Hindu Gods.
“I have, as such, decided to change the title as Ameerin Aadhi-Bhagavan. As certified by the Censors, the film releases with ‘A’ certification and with Auro 3-D digital sound technology in more than 500 halls all over the State and elsewhere. I would once again love to assure that the film qualifies for viewing with the entire family,” Ameer insisted.