Kamal Haasan's film to hit US screens

Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) Kamal Haasan's controversial new film, "Virumaandi", will be screened in three US cities on the occasion of Tamil new year's day January 14.

The actor said the film would also be released at the same time in 250 theatre halls in Tamil Nadu.

Kamal Haasan, a producer, director, writer and actor, had to change the name of his film to "Virumaandi" as the earlier name, "Sandiyar", was criticised by caste groups and political parties here as having the potential to instigate violence.

San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York are the three cities where the film will be screened from January 14.