Oh No! Baahubali 2 release stalled to in Karnataka!
Ever since Baahubali actor Sathyaraj allegedly commented on the much disputed Cauvery issue , there have been a number of threats being raised, further stopping the release of the concluding part directed by S.S Rajamouli in Karnataka next week with the Kannada Okkoota' group insisting on an apology from the actor! Does this mean there will be no release in the state for the much awaited film?
Controversial video breaks out
The controversy has broken out due to a viral video in which actor Sathyaraj was seen making some anti Kannada comments over the Cauvery issue, which is a sensitive matter locked between Tamilnadu and Karnataka for sharing water.
SS Rajamouli at a safer distance
Film director SS Rajamouli, who is vary of any unnecessary ban on the film, appealed to the fringe groups to not stop the release of the film as the film makers are not involved in any kind of dispute regarding the cauvery issue.
Bandh! on 28th April
Despite of the appeal made by the veteran director, the fringe groups called for a Bengaluru Bandh on 28th April. In case you are wondering, the date is the same as that of Baahubali 2 ‘s release . The group has demanded an unconditional apology from actor Sathyaraj in order to allow the film to release.
“Protest will continue”
The Kannada Okaatu group is not willing to stop the protest by any means and were reported saying, “We are not against the film or Rajamouli. Until Sathyaraj tenders unconditional apology, our protest will continue”.
Sathyaraj compared Kannadigas to dogs
Voicing their opinion, the Kannada Okaatu leader Nagraj added that Sathyaraj has compared Kannadians to Dogs. Sathyaraj was quoted in the media in 2008, saying, “Tamils should not be like a tree which stands silently as any dog comes and urinates on it.”
Kattappa’s real life controversy
Sathyaraj , who plays the character of Kattappa in Baahubali 2 made the controversial remark almost nine years ago, which sure has come back to bite him at a wrong time!
SS Rajamouli cleared air on his side
Baahubali director cleared the air from his side saying, “The producer and I want to clarify on the issue... The comments must have pained some of you but we don’t have any relation to it. Those were (his) personal comments and were made some nine years ago”.
SS Rajamouli apologises!
Requesting the people to calm down and look over the matter, the director added, “The way you accepted and appreciated Baahubali Part I, I request you to do the same for Part II... Sathyaraj is neither the director nor the producer of this movie. He is one of the many artistes associated with this film”.
“Stall wouldn’t affect actors”
“If you stall the release of the film, it may not affect him (Sathyaraj) that much. But it is not right to show your anger on this film for the comments made by him”, added film director SS Rajamouli.
Shobu Yarlagadda hopes for an amicable solution!
“This is a very sensitive issue, and I don’t want to comment much on it. The only thing I want to say is -- we will resolve the issue amicably in the interest of all concerned,” film producer Shobu Yarlagadda added.