Baahubali 2 ban in Karnataka, will not affect Sathyaraj
SS Rajamouli's highly anticipated Baahubali: The Conclusion is facing stiff protest from an activist Vatal Nagaraj, who demanded Sathyaraj to apologise for his insensitive remarks on Kannadigas during the Cauvery water issue.
Speaking about the issue, SS Rajamouli said: "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," he said.
He also suggested stopping the screening of the film will not affect Sathyaraj in any way. “He (Sathyaraj) is not the director of the film. He is not the writer or producer or the hero. He is just a supporting actor. He acted in the film and took his remuneration and went away. So whatever people do against Baahubali 2 will not affect him in any manner. It is sad. I think people will understand the issue and it will be resolved,” he said.
Baahubali: The Conclusion the second installment of Baahubali which has Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan star in pivotal roles.
The film is slated to release on April 28 this year.