Hitting out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi had said that there was a conspiracy against Haasan. The latter found it embarrassing at a time when he was still making efforts to reach a consensus.
In his statement, the DMK chief had questioned the AIADMK government's intention for not taking any initiative to resolve the crisis even after a Madras High Court judge had suggested an amicable solution.
Karunanidhi had also cited reports suggesting that a TV channel close to AIADMK wanted to buy the film's rights but the producers had refused saying they had spent over Rs.100 crore. Criticising the ban on the movie, Karunanidhi had even cautioned that if Jayalalithaa government continued to take 'anti-people' stand, it would face their fury.
The veteran leader had also blamed Jayalalithaa of using Muslim groups to get back at Haasan for not accepting the deal and said there was a clear motive behind her reluctance to provide security to the star.