Ahead of Uttama Villain’s release, Kamal Haasan interacted with the media. When queried about a section of distributors getting compensated for their alleged loss they suffered, Kamal Haasan, ‘Cinema is art for a filmmaker, his technicians and artistes. When someone invests money, it becomes his business. It is unjust for them to claim compensation’ On the set of guidelines and restrictions imposed by the Censor Board, Kamal Haasan said, ‘they are a certification body. Unfortunately, they are assuming the role of censorship. Their guidelines stifle our freedom of expression.