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Kattappa fierce comments on Rajni

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Superstar Rajinikanth has been fiercely criticized by Satya Raj. Senior actor Satyaraj who has earned national recognition with the film ‘Baahubali’ made these comments during Karunanidhi’s 95th birthday party.

Satya Raj remarked, “Politics is a way of to serve people. If you want to serve people, you should not vaccillate in ambiguity. Rajini took took years just to announce that he was coming into politics. It is not a business to make all such calculations. Business men only start business with Strategies and do all calculations like – Does our business run smoothly? Will our product have market ? Rajini has also done such a calculation and is making a political debut. He’s not doing politics but he is doing just business.”

Satyaraj also ridiculed Rajini ‘s statement of spiritual politics. He added, “It is very ridiculous to say that Rajni is going to pursue spiritual politics. What Rajni doing is spiritual business. ” We have to wait and see how Rajni and his fans respond.

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Sathyaraj’s Kattappa statue in London Wax museum !

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Baahubali, the blockbuster franchise of SS Rajamouli, featured an array of stellar performers whose characters remain etched in our hearts.

Actor Sathyaraj, who played the famous Kattappa in the films, has been honoured by a popular wax museum in London – the museum will feature a statue of Sathyaraj in his Kattappa avatar. Notably, Sathyaraj is the first Tamil actor to get this prestige.

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Non-bailable warrant on Eight Tamil actors including Suriya

An Ooty court today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against eight Tamil actors for not appearing before the court regarding the defamation case filed by a senior journalist in 2009. Ooty Judicial Magistrate Senthilkumar Rajavel issued the warrant against Suriya, Sathyaraj, Cheran, Vijayakumar, Sarathkumar, Arun Vijay, Vivek and Sripriya as they failed to appear before the court for the second time consecutively. It was in 2009, a leading Tamil daily published a news that an actress raised charges of prostitution on the above list of actors.

After the news turned controversial, the newspaper published an apology. However the actors seemed not to calm down and organized a public protest abusing the senior journalist Rozario Mariya Susai after which Rozario filed a complaint in Ooty. After two attempts, the Ooty court issued a non-bailable warrant on Suriya, Sathyaraj, Cheran, Vijayakumar, Sarathkumar, Arun Vijay, Vivek and Sripriya as they failed to appear before the court. The next hearing will take place on June 17th.

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Prabhas revels in ‘Baahubali 2’ success

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Actor Prabhas, who has been appreciated for his lead role in “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” — which has opened to massive collections — has thanked his family, friends and fans for their constant support in his journey.

Prabhas is currently in the US, but before leaving, he celebrated the success of S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus with his close ones.

The second part in the “Baahubali” franchise — a fantasy drama about a fictional kingdom — created a trailblazing record of Rs 121 crore on its opening day.

Looking at the response, Prabhas said in a statement: “I am very thankful to all the people around me for their constant love and support through this journey of 5 years. It wouldn’t be possible without them.”

Prabhas has garnered rave reviews for his performance not only by the audiences but also from critics all over. Also starring Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan, the film is produced by Arka Media Works.

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Shankar’s words inspiration to work harder: Rajamouli

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Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Monday said filmmaker S. Shankar’s words of praise for his film “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”, which has already turned out a blockbuster, will inspire him to work harder.

Shankar on Sunday described “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” as “pride of Indian cinema”. He added that he was awestruck by its “grandness, beauty and music”.

In response to Shankar’s tweet, Rajamouli tweeted: “Thank you sir. Your words are an inspiration to work even harder. Our team is ecstatic and jubilant.”

The first part, “Baahubali: The Beginning”, released in July 2015 and minted over Rs 600 crore at the box office. “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” was expected to come out in 2016.

However, the makers took time and released the film on April 28 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

With an estimated earnings of over Rs 400 crore from first day across four languages, the second part in the “Baahubali” franchise is said to have registered the biggest opening for an Indian film.

Starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan, the film is produced by Arka Media Works.

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Overwhelmed by love and support: Ramya Krishnan

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Actress Ramya Krishnan, who plays queen Sivagami in “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”, on Saturday said she is overwhelmed by the love and support people are showering on the film.

“Love you all. Without your love, affection and support I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am so overwhelmed. Jai Mahishmati,” Ramya tweeted.

Her role in both the parts of the franchise has been raved about by audiences and critics alike.

Thanks to the popularity of her role, a book by the name ‘The Rise of Sivagami’ was also released.

Ramya went on to thank director S.Rajamouli, producer Shobu Yarlagadda and the entire crew of the film.

The film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan.

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SS Rajamouli is the Best Director of Our Time: Karan Johar

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Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised director S.S. Rajamouli and says it’s an absolute honour for him to work with the “Baahubali 2” helmer.

Karan, whose home banner Dharma Productions is distributing the Hindi version of the film, took to Twitter and said that Rajamouli is the “movie man” of the decade.

“With the movie man of the decade! S.S. Rajamouli…It’s an honour to collaborate with his genius!! Truly the BEST director of our time!” Karan tweeted alongside a photograph of himself with Rajamouli.

“Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” is the second instalment of the magnum opus “Baahubali: The Beginning”.

The epic fantasy film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan and Sathyaraj.

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Early morning shows of ‘Baahubali 2’ cancelled in TN

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Early morning shows of S.S Rajamouli’s magnum opus “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” were cancelled on Friday due to financial issues in Tamil Nadu, industry sources said.

“Tamil Nadu distributor K Productions owes Rs 15 crore to Arka Mediworks, the makers of ‘Baahubali 2’. Arka is yet to issue KDM for the release of Telugu and Tamil versions of the film in the state,” a source told IANS.

A theatre owner, on the condition of anonymity, said the issue is likely to be settled by the afternoon.

“Talks are being currently held to settle the deficit. Shows are likely to open from noon,” the theatre owner said.

The Hindi version, however, has released in Tamil Nadu.

“The Hindi version didn’t have any issues because it’s being released nationwide by Anil Thadani,” the source added.

Meanwhile, “Baahubali 2” has released in other parts of the country and has been received well.

The film stars Rana Daggubati, Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan.

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What Exactly did Sathyaraj Say Offending Kannadigas

While fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Baahubali 2, the epic second part is all set to hit screens across the world in about a week. However, the film may not release in Karnataka amidst the nonsensical protests from some pro-Kannada groups. An erstwhile statement against sentiments of Kannada people by senior Tamil actor Sathyaraj who played the role of Kattappa in Baahubali is being shown as the sole reason for these protests. So, what exactly did Sathyaraj say about a decade ago that has come back to haunt Baahubali now?

Back in 2008, Tamil Nadu govt. initiated the Hogenakkal Integrated Drinking Water Project despite the Karnataka government was vehemently opposing it. At that time, then members of the Nadigar Sangam openly rebuked the Karnataka government and the key protesters against the TN project. In his speech then, Sathyaraj allegedly called Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj , “a comedian”.

Now, Kannadiga groups headed by Nagaraj found the release time of Baahubali 2 as a perfect opportunity to force the actor seek an apology. No distributor has acquired the theatrical rights of Baahubali 2 in Karnataka because of the fear of backlash from the pro-Kannadiga groups. Unless Sathyaraj seeks an apology, the smooth release of Baahublai 2 doesn’t look a possibility as of now.

Meanwhile, Rajamouli took to social media to make an appeal to the Kannadigas. He requested them that their protest isn’t affecting Sathyaraj but their film which has been made with lot of passion, hard work and money.

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Please don’t target us: Rajamouli on Karnataka issue

Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli on Thursday requested to the people that “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”, slated for release on April 28, should not be targeted for some comments made by actor Sathyaraj nine years ago.

Following some allegedly inflammatory comments made by actor Sathyaraj over the Cauvery row, pro-Kannada organisations have been protesting against the release of “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” in Karnataka.

To facilitate smooth release of the film in the state, these organisations have demanded an apology from the actor who plays the character Kattappa in the movie.

“Sathyaraj sir is not the producer or director of the film. He is one among the many artists who have worked in the film. If this movie doesn’t release as planned in Karnataka, he has nothing to lose. It’s unfair to target the film because of some comments he had made,” Rajamouli said in a video message.

He went on to add that people shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to watch the film due to Sathyaraj’s comments.

“I have already discussed the situation with Sathyaraj sir. I don’t have the authority or the energy to talk more on this issue. I request that our film doesn’t get dragged into this controversy,” he said.

As of Thursday, the protest against the release of “Baahubali 2” continues in the city. The groups have threatened to go on a state-wide bandh, if Sathyaraj doesn’t apologise, on the day of the release of the film.

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Sathyaraj still Silent: Rajamouli fails to Convince Kannadas

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SS Rajamouli is quite keen and focussed on his next Baahubali: The Conclusion. The entire work of the movie has been wrapped up yesterday and Baahubali: The Conclusion has been sold out for hefty prices all over. Karnataka turned out to be a massive issue for the makers as the state called it a ban for Baahubali: The Conclusion. Actor Sathyaraj who made some harsh comments on the people regarding Cauvery issue in the past is the reason.

SS Rajamouli met Karnataka Film Chamber President Sa Ra Govind and senior actor Ambareesh for the issue to be sorted. However they are quite keen on the issue and are expecting a public apology from Sathyaraj. They clarified that they will not change their stand till the actor apologizes. Rajamouli is quite worried as a ban in Karnataka will make Baahubali: The Conclusion lose massive numbers. Some of the organizations across the state called it for a bandh to ban the film in Karnataka.

With many things happening Sathyaraj is unavailable to respond or comment on this. Rajamouli is left with no choice except to convince Sathyaraj for a public apology. Else, Rajamouli and his team should be prepared for losing huge money among one of the most crucial territories for Telugu films.

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