Baahubali 2 row: Kamal Haasan congratulates Sathyaraj for apologising
A day after actor Sathyaraj apologised for his statements against Karnataka and Kannadigas, Kamal Haasan congratulated him. In a tweet posted on Saturday morning, Kamal Haasan congratulated the actor for 'maintaining rationality in a troubled environment'. He even quoted a dialogue from his movie and said that the one who apologises is a better human being.
Congrats Mr. Sathyaraj for maintaining rationality in a troubled environement. Quoting VirumaaNdi மன்னிப்புக் கேக்கறவன் பெரியமனுசன். Bravo— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 22, 2017
Meanwhile, reports of Kannada films being brough down in Tamil Nadu emerged. A day after actor Sathyaraj apologised and asked for Baahubali 2's smooth release, screenings of three Kannada films were stopped in multiple theatres in Tamil Nadu. Movies like Shuddhi, Chakravarthy and Srinivasa Kalyana were pulled down without 'valid' reason said audiences whose tickets were cancelled. Sa Ra Govind of the Karnataka film chamber, however, claimed that the pulling down of movies did not have anything to do with the Baahubali controversy. He claimed that the south india film chamber assured that there was no ban on Kannada movies.
After reports of Kannada movies being stalled in Tamil Nadu emerged, pro-Kannada organisations had threatened to stop the screening of all Tamil films in Karnataka. It may be recalled that Kannada organisations had called for a ban on the release of Baahubali 2.
Cine-goers who had booked tickets for Kannada films reportedly received messages hours before the show that the screening was pulled down and their tickets cancelled. The message, audiences claims, mentioned no reason whatsoever for the last minute cancellation of tickets.