After the movie got a red signal for its release in Karnataka, an emotional video followed which was released yesterday by Baahubali maker, SS Rajamouli, to the people of Karnataka stating that the Cauvery water crisis comments made by Katappa played by actor Sathyaraj, was in no way related to the movie, its cast or crew, and that the comments were made nine years ago. However, today Actor Sathyaraj stepped in to apologise for the comments made years ago.
I have got to know that what I had spoken during the Cauvery water crisis has created a lot of tension among the people of Karnataka. I am not against Kannadiga or Karnataka. The biggest example for this is that for the last 30 years, my assistant has been Shekar who is a kannadiga. I would like to apologise for the statement that I had made nine years back and would like to say that I am a small worker in Bahubali film and my comment should not affect the film. I appeal to Tamils to understandActor Sathyaraj
Nine years back when the Cauvery row was the main headline, Sathyaraj had given a controversial speech, which was seen as anti-kannada by a few critics. The protesters including Kannada Rakshana Vedike protested on Wednesday that they’d stop the Bahubali press meet scheduled for Thursday apart from holding a rally to ban the release of the much awaited movie of the year in Karnataka.
Whatever Sathyaraj has said has no relation with the movie or its crew. The comments were made by Sathyaraj 9 years ago. Since then many of his movies have released, even Baahubali. I request all to support Baahubali 2 the way they did for part one. We have informed Sathyaraj about the situation. We have nothing to do with his commentsSS Rajamouli in the video statement released yesterday
Directed by SS Rajamouli, Baahubali 2 takes the story forward from where Baahubali: The Beginning ended. Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan star in pivotal roles in this instalment of Baahubali too. The much awaited movie is scheduled to hit the theatres by 28 April.