With many issues that posed hindrance to the release of Baahubali 2-The Conclusion in Karnataka resolved, the film’s release saw an unexpected violence the other day when an youngster torched 10 bikes parked outside the theatre the film was screening.
According to police, 20-year-old Santhosh set ablaze the vehicles after he was infuriated with the the release of the film. He accused the theatre owner for screening the Telugu movie instead of a Kannada film.
The youth, a medical store employee, came with two cans of petrol and emptied it on the vehicles before setting fire.
He just randomly walked in to the compound and poured petrol over the bikes. It is only after he had managed to set fire to all the 10 bikes parked there, that the security guard noticed it and rushed to stop him. However, Santhosh got into an argument with the security guard, accusing the theatre of screening a Telugu movie instead of a Kannada filmsaid the police to The News Minute.
The police was called as soon as the incident happened and they doused the fire. The youngster was later arrested and produced before a magistrate court. He has been sent to judicial custody.
Police said that the youngster has done the act in a fit of rage and refuted the claim that he was mentally unstable.
Ahead of its release, the film had run into trouble in Karnataka, after some pro-Kannada groups accusing actor Satyaraj, who plays Kattappa in the film, of making insulting remarks about Kannadigas during the Cauvery dispute nine years ago.