Meanwhile, this is what Karan Johar tweeted:
? Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 22, 2017
Baahubali: The Conclusion was in the midst of a controversy in Karnataka after Pro-Kannada organisations threatened to ban the film following veteran actor Sathyaraj’s alleged remarks on the Cauvery row. However, Vatal Nagraj, president of Kannada Chalavali Vatal, has withdrawn the call for ban after the actor apologised in a video message and said: “I’m not against Kannadigas. I’m sorry if my words hurt you. I’m a small player in Baahubali, my words shouldn’t affect the film.” Sathyaraj famously features as Katappa in the two-part epic series.
Baahubali 2, which has been assured to be “bigger and better” by director S S Rajamouli, also promises to reveal the secret behind the cliff-hanging moment of the film, when senapati Katappa drives a sword through Baahubali.
Baahubali originals Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty are all set to take over 6,500 theatres this Friday. Baahubali: The Conclusion releases in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.