SS Rajamouli is disappointed over ‘Baahubali 2’ being targeted and banned in Karnataka

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli‘s magnum opus ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’ is only a few weeks away from its release. There’s a huge anticipation from the audiences for this film. But, recently there are reports being heard that the film may not release in the state of Karnataka, and is facing a ban. This is due to the remarks made by actor Sathyaraj (who plays the part of Kattappa in the film) during the Cauvery water issue. But, director SS Rajamouli is disappointed over this as those statements were made by the actor almost nine years back.

Recently while giving an interview, SS Rajamouli chose to spoke about this issue saying, “It is a sad thing and we were shocked to see that on social media. 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.” (Also Read: 13 mind-blowing facts about the epic historical fiction called ‘Baahubali’)

Around 2,000 Kannada outfits led by activist Vatal Nagaraj have decided to stall the release of the film in the state unless Sathyaraj apologise for his derogatory remarks.

Further, actor Rana Daggubati, who plays a negative role in ‘Baahubali’ also commented on this issue saying, “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.” [sic]

Let’s wait for more updates on it.

Starring Prabhas, who plays the titular role, the movie also features actors Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia and others. It is slated to release on April 28, 2017.