The Kannada Saluvali Association headed by Vattal Nagaraj who said that they would stall the release of Baahubali 2 on April 28 has withdrawn their protest. They announced this referring to a statement made by Satyaraj during the Cauvery river water sharing issue some 8-9 years back.
Satyraj had apologised for his remarks through a video message saying that he did not want to hurt the sentiments of Kannadigas and he feels sorry, if they felt intimidated. He also said that he is proud to be a Tamilian and would die as a Tamil and would fight for the cause of their well being.
The move was welcomed by Kamal Hassan who quoted a line from his movie Virumaandi on Twitter but was criticised by BJP Leader of Tamilnadu H.Raja who said that both Satyaraj and Kamal Hassan would do anything for the promotion of their movie.
Other Kannada associations threatened that if the Kannada movie screening is stalled in Tamilnadu, they will ensure that all the Tamil movie release for Karnataka will also get stalled.