Baahubali 2 in Karnataka: SS Rajamouli appeals to Kannadigas to allow film’s release – WATCH
The makers of ‘Baahubali 2’ are trying to resolve the dilemma over the release the film in Karnataka which is facing protests by pro-Kannada groups over the alleged controversial remarks regarding the Cauvery issue made by Sathyaraj.
Mumbai: Ace filmmaker SS Rajamouli took to Twitter to post a video which shows him appealing to Kannadigas to allow the release of the second half of his magnum opus- Baahubali 2 – in Karnataka on April 28.
Here’s a rough translation Rajamouli’s video message to people in Karnataka - “Namaskar to all. I am not fluent in Kannada, so if I make a mistake, please forgive me. My producers and I wish to give a clarification regarding Sathyaraj’s comments. He made those comments many years ago and that may have offended many. But we have no connection with the remarks that were his personal views. He made the remark 9 years ago. Since then, a number of films in which he had acted were released in Karnataka. Even Baahubali Part 1 had released. Sathyaraj is not the director or the producer of Baahubali. He will not be at a loss. However, the repercussion of the protest will affect many others who are associated with the film. I request you to allow the release of the film. Heartfelt thanks. Namaskara.”
WATCH the video here:
An appeal to all the Kannada friends... pic.twitter.com/5rJWMixnZF
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) 20 April 2017
The makers of ‘Baahubali 2’ are trying to resolve the dilemma over the release the film in Karnataka which is facing protests by pro-Kannada groups over the alleged controversial remarks made by Sathyaraj against them during the Cauvery water dispute.
Sathyaraj essays Kattaapa, one of the most significant roles in the magnum opus, which is slated to release on April 28.