Pro-Kannada groups have sent a memorandum to the President of the Karnataka Chamber of Commerce to stop the release of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the sequel to the Telugu blockbuster Baahubali. The film is set to release on April 28.
According to a Times of India report, the pro-Kannada groups are upset with actor Sathyaraj, who plays Katappa in the film, for making pro-Tamil statements during the Cauvery water row. Further, the organisations want a formal apology from the actor, who received much acclaim for his portrayal in the first film.
Sathyaraj’s portrayal of Katappa has been iconic and created a lot of curiosity with the end of the first installment. A major question circulating around social media was: ‘Why did Katappa kill Baahubali?’
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion stars Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan in pivotal roles.
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