Vatal Nagaraj, a pro-Kannada activist is against release of in Karnataka due to Sathyaraj who plays the character of Kattappa in Baahubali.
Vatal alleged that Sathyaraj spoke nonsense about Karnataka and Kannadigas during the Cauvery row a few years back. Even the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce also seems to support Vatal.
Sa Ra Govindu, President of Karnataka Film chamber stated that Unless the Satyaraj apologises, the screening will not take place in Karnataka.
Vatal Said, They will not allow any theatre in Karnataka to screen Bahubali unless Satyaraj apologises. As of now no distributor has come forward officially to get the theatrical rights of the film in Karnataka.