Only time will tell. If at all, it only affects the film, which has nothing to with Sathyaraj or his opinion,” said Baahubali producer Shobu Yarlagadda. The film will hit the screens worldwide on April 28 but will it open in Karnataka? He has insulted Kannadigas.”
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Unless the actor apologises, the screening will not take place in Karnataka. We feel turning the anger on Sathyaraj towards Baahubali is not right.”
“It doesn’t affect Sathyaraj in any way. He is not the writer or producer or the hero. They have claimed that Baahubali: The Conclusion will not be allowed to release in Karnataka if the apology is not tendered. “He (Sathyaraj) is not the director of the film. We are in a confused state. No one had problems with that. While talking to another entertainment portal, Rajamouli said, “We are no way connected with the issue. It is sad. And suddenly, raking up the issue at this point in time is not right,” he added. In fact, the body’s president Sa Ra Govindu told a daily, “Till now neither the actor nor the producers have approached the Chamber to discuss the issue. The veteran Kannada activist has now been leading an anti-Baahubali campaign threatening to stop the screening of the film across the state. At a protest meet in Tamil Nadu during a water sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Sathyaraj attacked pro-Kannada groups and activist Vatal Nagaraj. 2017-04-17T09:01:39+00:00″>
Updated: April 17, 2017 9:01 am
Baahubali 2 face protest in Karnataka due to Kattappa Sathyaraj’s speech. Talking to a news channel recently, director SS Rajamouli said that targeting Baahubali 2 because of Sathyaraj was “not right.”
“It is a sad thing and we were shocked to see that on social media,” Rajamouli told India Today channel. SS Rajamouli has called this the wrong approach. This man’s remarks crossed all decency limits. We also don’t know if keeping quiet is the right thing or talking about it. We don’t what to talk about the issue. Read | Baahubali 2: After Karnataka, SS Rajamouli film facing uncertainty in Tamil Nadu. It is a very sensitive issue. He spoke nonsense about Karnataka and Kannadigas. He acted in the film and took his remuneration and went away. When we started inquiring, we learned that whatever comments Mr Sathyaraj made it was nine years back. Whether speaking about it will pacify the issue or instigate it further we don’t know, it is a very sensitive issue. According to reports, no distributors or exhibitors have bought the theatrical rights of Baahubali 2, which is pegged at Rs 40 crore, in Karnataka fearing a backlash from the pro-Kannada groups. Earlier, Vatal Nagaraj told media, “We will not allow any theatre in Karnataka to screen Bahubali. And after that, about 30 films of his were released in Karnataka. Will it release in south India? Baahubali 1 released. We are not against the film, but against Sathyaraj who plays the character of Kattappa in Bahubali. Baahubali: The Conclusion is ready for release and many pro-Kannada organisations have started demanding an apology from actor Sathyaraj, who plays the key role of Kattapa in the film, for some controversial remarks he made several years ago. “I worked with Sathyaraj for almost five years and I could have never ever imagined he is a person who could try to hurt someone. We too staged protests against Tamil Nadu, but not against the people.”
Interestingly, the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce also appeared to support Vatal at that point of time. He is just a supporting actor. I think people will understand the issue and it will be resolved,” he said. He also suggested stopping the screening of the film will not affect Sathyaraj in any way. Some videos were posted on the internet. So whatever people do against Baahubali 2 will not affect him in any manner.