Baahubali 2: The Conclusion film’s release is at stake in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for different reasons. A Chennai-based distributor alleged unpaid dues and has filed a civil suit in the Madras High Court. In Karnataka, pro-Kannada activists are demanding an apology from Kattappa, A.K.A. Satyaraj for allegedly making some derogatory statements about Kannadigas during the Cauvery row.
While fans are waiting for the mystery of why Kattappa killed Baahubali to unveil on April 28, people in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have united to ban the release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion but for different reasons.
Chennai-based ACE Media, in its civil suit in the Madras High Court, claimed that Sri Green Productions had taken theatrical exhibition rights of the Tamil movie for the territory of Tamil Nadu.
The film distributor alleged unpaid dues of Rs 1.18 crore by MS Sharavanan of Sri Green Productions.
In January 2016, Shravanan had reportedly approached ACE for loan, which should be paid to Prabhu Deva Studio Pvt Ltd. The loan was given on the condition that the amount will be returned along with an additional sum of Rs 10 lakh before the release of the movie.
However, ACE Media alleged that Sharavanan was trying to sell theatrical exhibition right to third parties and took the issue to the Madras High court.
Justice K Kalyanasundaram did not stay the scheduled release of the film on April 28 and asked the theatrical release rights owner for Tamil Nadu M S Sharavaann of Sri Green Productions to give a reply by April 18.
In Karnataka, pro-Kannada activists led by the President of the Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha, Vatal Nagaraj, threatened to ban the release of the movie in the State after Satyaraj, the veteran actor who played the role of Kattappa, had made some derogatory statements about the Kannadigas during the Cauvery row.
The activists have now demanded an apology from the actor. Director SS Rajmouli recently was outraged over the on-going drama in Karnataka.
The film is set to hit the theatres in four languages- Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil.