SS Rajamouli defends Baahubali, slams the ban on the film in Karnataka

SS Rajamouli

SS Rajamouli

While Baahubali 2 will finally release in 6500 screens worldwide on April 28, it unfortunately won’t see the light of the day in Karnataka courtesy Sathyaraj aka Kattappa. As per reports on Bangalore Mirror, 2000 Kannada organisations led by activist Vatal Nagaraj are making sure the film won’t release in Karnataka. “We will not allow any theatre in Karnataka to screen Bahubali. We are not against the film, but against Sathyaraj who plays the character of Kattappa in Bahubali.” stated the activist further. It turns out Sathyaraj aka Kattappa’ s remark was particularly demeaning and it crossed all limits of decency. Now in an EXLCUSIVE interview with Bollywoodlife, SS Rajamouli spoke up about the ban in Karnataka.


“The saddest thing is people tend to ignore, tend to think it’s a recent issue. The comment Mr Sathyaraj had made was about nine years ago. From out part, we don’t know details of it, what Mr Sathyaraj actually said because we don’t understand Tamil. we know a little but we don’t know what he actually said, we don’t what the objection is of the Kannadigas. The thing is – the comment was made nine years ago, so many of his films released, at least 30 of his films released during this time, Baahubali Part 1 released. There was no objection at that time. It (the ban) is suddenly out of the blue. My thing is that – we are in no way connected with the issue. it’s a very sensitive issue. We don’t know what to talk about that issue, whether our speaking will pacify the matter or instigate the matter in some other way. We don’t know whether keeping quiet is the right thing or talking out is the right thing. We are in a confused state. Main thing  is – we are in no way concerned with his statement. Sathya is not the director of the film, not the producer of the film, not the main hero of the film, Turning the anger on Sathyaraj towards Baahubali somehow is not right. we feel it’s not right.  Shobu further added, ” It doesn’t affect Sathyaraj anyway. if it at all it affects, it affects the film which has nothing to do with Sathyaraj or his opinion.”

Bahaubali: The Conclusion stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah bhatia, Anushka Shetty , Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan. The film is set to release on April 28, is directed by SS Rajamouli, produced by Shobu Yarlagadda.

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