Last year, in what maybe termed as a ‘provocative speech’, the renowned Tamil actor Sathyaraj (who played the iconic ‘Kattappa’s character in Baahubali) gave a speech about the Tamil farmers seeking water from Karnataka. The event was also attended by the southern superstars like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Sharath Kumar. Sathyaraj’s speech snowballed into a big controversy after he appealed to the Tamilians to ‘stand up for their rights and not to be passive like a tree every dog would urinate on’.
In no time, the pro-Kannada activists took strong offense to the usage of the word ‘dog’ by Sathyaraj as they drew their inference stating that it was in reference to the Karnataka residents, for opposing the release of Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu. Since Sathyaraj stars in the much awaited Baahubali: The Conclusion, Vatal Nagaraj (a famous pro-Kannada activist and former legislator) spoke on behalf of his community stating that they won’t allow the movie to be release anywhere in Karnataka without Sathyaraj apologising for his derogatory remarks.
Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion stars Prabhas in the title role alongside Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia, Anushka Shetty, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan in pivotal roles. The film will hit the screens on April 28 this year.
Watch this space for developments.
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