Baahubali: The Conclusion is the most anticipated Indian film of this year. And the movie's popularity lies in just one question.
Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?
Yes, folks desperately want to know that. Since the story of the conclusion part is the answer to this question, Sathyaraj who played the role of Kattappa, has become the most sought-after actor in the South Indian film industry.
According to reports, some pro-Kannada groups are trying to use this opportunity to settle an old score with the actor.
The group said they will not allow theatrical release of the film in Karnataka next month unless the actor apologises for some inflammatory statements he made during the unrest between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka over Cauvery water-sharing dispute in the past.
The group has approached Karnataka Film Chamber Of Commerce President SA Ra Govindu to stop the release of Baahubali 2 in Karnataka and threatened of vandalising theatres if they screen the movie.
The group named Karnataka Rakshana Vedike prevented the screening of Baahubali 2 trailer in a theatre in the state and the management had to postpone screening it following the threats.
The interesting fact is that Sathyaraj made the controversial comments even before release of first part of the movie and there had been no controversy over it at that time at all.
Reports suggest that the group decided to raise the issue just before the release of the second part as his role Kattappa became very popular in this period of time.
This is not the first time some pro-Kannada groups making controversy regarding Tamil movie release in the state. Superstar Rajinikanth's 2008 film Kuchelan also faced protests in Karnataka due to his speech during the Hogenakkal row.
The protesters allowed to release the movie in the state after Rajinikanth issued an apology to his statement.
Baahubali 2 will hit a record number of 6500 screens on 28 April.