Tamil actor Vijay, whose Diwali release Kaththi (Knife) is facing the ire of pro-Tamil groups, has said all issues have been resolved with the producers heeding demands that their name be removed from the film's publicity material.
"I sincerely thank Puratchi Thalaivi (Revolutionary Leader) Amma (as Jayalalithaa is addressed), who supported the amicable release of the film, Tamil Nadu police, theatre owners and producers who respected Tamils' sentiments to remove their name," he said while extending his Diwali greetings.
Vijay's earlier films Thalaiva and Thuppakki had also faced pre-release protests.
"This issue has been resolved amicably. So we request the fans and common people, who were eagerly awaiting the movie, to watch it and enjoy," he said in a statement.
Theatre owners, who met in Chennai in the wake of two cinemas in the city screening the movie being attacked by miscreants on October 20,
said the film will release tomorrow.
Kaththi will be released across 440 screens in Tamil Nadu, R Panneerselvam, a theatre owner, said.
The A R Murugadoss-directed action film had run into rough weather with about 150 groups, under an umbrella organisation spearheaded by T Velmurugan, opposing the movie alleging that producer Lyca Productions were close to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapajksa.
Velmurugan continued his strident stand against the movie, alleging that the family of Rajapaksa held shares in Lyca, owned by one London-based Subashkaran Allirajah.
The former PMK leader, whose party Tamizhar Vazhvurimai Katchi is an ally of ruling AIADMK, however denied that any compromise had been arrived at and said that peaceful protests will continue against the Vijay-starrer.
"Till the time Lyca, in which Rajapakse' family holds shares, ceases to be the producer of the film, our protests will continue in front of all cinema theatres where the film will be released," he said.
But he denied the protests were against Vijay or Murugadoss.