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Baahubali 2 ban in Karnataka: Sathyaraj apologises for anti-Kannada comments

India Today logo India Today 21-04-2017

© Provided by India Today After SS Rajamouli's emotional video requesting his Kannada friends to not stall the release of the film, actor Sathyaraj today has apologised to the Kannadigas for his comments which he made nine 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 kanadigas or Karnataka. The biggest example for this is that for the last 35 years my assistant has been Shekar who is a kanadiga. 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 understand," said Sathyaraj.

On Thursday, Rajamouli had requested the Kannadigas to give Baahubali: The Conclusion as much love and affection as the first film. He said, "We understand that the comments he made hurt the sentiments of many of our friends but we would like to say that it's his individual opinion and would request you to understand that the Baahubali producers and I do not reflect the same opinion."

He went on to add that people shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to watch the film due to Sathyaraj's comments.

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 film is slated to release on April 28.

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