Following the uproar over the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion, after a pro-Karnataka organisation Karnataka Rakshana Vedika, vowed to stall the film’s release raking up Sathayraj’s erstwhile remarks about Kannadigas during the Cauvery water crisis, S.S. Rajamouli has responded to the issue. He appealed to all the Kannadigas not to ‘trouble’ the film for Sathyaraj’s personal comments that he had made nine years ago.
Rajamouli had requested the pro-Karnataka organisations and people to let his film release for which many technicians and producers worked for five long years and also asked not to trouble distributors and audiences.
“Sathyaraj had made those remarks nine years ago. After that, several films of him (sic) had been released. The films he acted and he produced had been released in Karnataka. Baahubali: The Beginning has also released. We request you to receive Baahubali: The Conclusion as well like the previous films. If Baahubali: The Conclusion is stopped, Sathyaraj won’t get any loss. The problem is for technicians, producers who have worked hard for five years for the film and for Kannada distributors and Kannada movie audiences. I urge you all not to show the anger against Sathyaraj on Baahubali. Hope Kannada people who’re movie loving audiences would receive Baahubali: The Conclusion well,” Rajamouli said in a video message. He added that Sathyaraj’s comments have no connection with Baahubali.
Meanwhile, Baahubali: The Conclusion is slated for an April 28 release. The film is releasing worldwide in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi simultaneously.