Baahubali 2 to release in Karnataka

  • Baahubali 2 to release in Karnataka

Baahubali 2 to release in Karnataka

We request you to give the same support for Baahubali 2. The groups have threatened to go on a state-wide bandh, if Sathyaraj doesn't apologise, on the day of the release of the film.

While his colleague Kamal Haasan took to Twitter to praise the Baahubali actor, BJP national secretary H Raja criticized both Kamal Haasan and Sathyaraj's Tamil sentiment, calling their love for Tamils as superficial. It is easily one of the most-anticipated and profitable films of the year.

Earlier, rumours were rife that cinemahouses in Tamil Nadu had banned Kannada movies on Friday night, apparently to avenge Sathyaraj's apology to Kannadigas.

Other than the Cauvery dispute, the other emotive issue is the drinking water project at Hogenakkal along the inter-state border in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar, 130km from Bangalore.

Satyaraj is a Tamil actor who acted in the different roles in various films.

The protest was called off after, Sathyaraj finally apologised for his comments he made nine years ago. He added that he had a duty to protect the Kannada distributors who had bought the rights for the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion. Director of Kannada movie, "Shuddhi", Adarsh, who confirmed that screening of the film has been stopped, expressed his resentment at this development. Delinking his mega-budget film from Sathyaraj's views, Rajamouli said, "His work in the movie and what he said are not related". Kannada groups opposing its release met on Saturday and made a decision to withdraw their agitation. However, it was cancelled last minute for unknown reasons.

Later, Sathyaraj expressed regret for his remarks. Many allegedly thought that Sathyaraj did not really mean what he said and he was doing it to protect the film from suffering a loss.

Kannada organisations have organized protest rallies and burnt Sathyaraj's effigies in Bengaluru.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is directed by SS Rajamouli and is the continuation of Baahubali: The Beginning.