‘Baahubali’ row: Karnataka to observe ‘bandh’ on April 28 if Sathyaraj doesn’t apologise in 8 days!
Right before its release, ‘Baahubali 2- The Conclusion’ has invited a serious trouble. Apparently the movie is on the verge of getting banned in Karnataka. All this because of one statement made by actor Sathyaraj aka Kattappa nine years ago. In one of his speeches, he had addressed Kannadians as dogs, and that statement has resurfaced.
The issue is being tackled by the makers of ‘Baahubali’, but now it seems that the controversy has gone out of control. The protesters in Karnataka have now called a bandh on the release day of the film. They are demanding an apology from Sathyaraj for his comments or else they will observe a bandh and won’t let the film to release in the state.
Vatal Nagaraj, head of Kannada Okoota, an umbrella organisation of Kannada bodies, commented on this issue. He stated, “We are not against the film or Rajamouli. Until Sathyaraj tenders unconditional apology, our protest will continue. There will be a Bengaluru Bandh on April 28 and also there will be protests across the state. We can’t accept anything else other than apology by Sathyaraj.”
Just yesterday, the director of the film SS Rajamouli, had uploaded a video on Twitter appealing the citizens of Karnataka to grant a smooth release to his film. With folded hands Rajamouli stated that neither the producer nor him, has to do anything with Sathyaraj’s comment and he urged everyone to not drag the film in this controversy. Banning the film will not make much difference to Sathyaraj, but it will affect majorly to the film.
Here’s SS Rajamouli’s video.
An appeal to all the Kannada friends… pic.twitter.com/5rJWMixnZF
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) April 20, 2017
We hope the issue gets sorted soon. (Also Read: Superb! A hotel pays tribute to ‘Baahubali’ by naming a special thali after the film)