Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is all set to hit the screens next week except in one state in India. Yes, the film has faced a ban in the state of Karnataka due to remarks made by the actor Sathyaraj, who plays the role of Kattappa during the Cauvery water issue.
An activist named Vatal Nagraj asked the actor to apologise for his alleged remarks on Kannadigas. When a leading portal quizzed the director of Baahubali franchise, SS Rajamouli about it, he stated, “It is a sad thing and we were shocked to see that on social media.”
He added, “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. Some videos were posted on the internet. When we started inquiring, we learned that whatever comments Mr Sathyaraj made it was nine years back. And after that, about 30 films of his were released in Karnataka. Baahubali 1 released. No one had problems with that. And suddenly, raking up the issue at this point in time is not right.”
Speaking about the issue Rana Daggubati, who plays the role of Bhallala Deva in the film said, “That’s something he (Sathyaraj) said 10 years ago. Baahubali part one released in Karnataka and everybody loved it. It was huge in Karnataka. I mean, they’re just trying to make news again.”
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion stars Prabhas in the titular role along with Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia and Ramya Krishnan in pivotal roles.
Hope the ban is lifted soon!