Tamil and Telugu celebs including Madhavan, Nikhil Siddhartha, Arya, Nani, Allu Sirish, Lakshmi Manchu have requested Kannadigas to allow the release of SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2 in Karnataka. The director had earlier made an emotional appeal to Karnataka people last day.
Some Kannada groups have threatened to stall the release of Baahubali in Karnataka if actor Sathyaraj fails to tender an apology for a speech he made against Kannadigas 9 years ago. Director SS Rajamouli on Thursday urged Kannadigas not to punish his team over the comments of Sathyaraj- who is just an actor in the movie- in a video posted on Twitter.
The emotional video of Rajamouli created a lot of buzz in the social media. Thousands of fans, Arya, Nani, Akhil Akkineni, Rahul Ravindran, Lakshmi Manchu, Harish Shankar, Deva Katta and a few other celebs retweeted the video. Moreover, celebs like Madhavan, Nikhil Siddhartha, Allu Sirish, G Sriniwasa Kumar and Raja Koduri not only retweeted the video, but also requested Kannadigas to bury the differences.
Check out their reactions posted on Twitter:
Ranganathan Madhavan: Kannada is such a sweet language and he made it sound sweeter ... it's a genuine appeal dear friends .. let's spread the love.
Nikhil Siddhartha: Dear Kannada Movie Lovers.Ths is our chance 2 make an Indian Film go Global.Plz lets support this epic endeavour of @ssrajamouli #baahubali2
Allu Sirish: Preetiya Kannadigare, dayavittu ee video nodi, yochisi, nirdhara maadi. Nimma Sirish #Baahubali2
G Sriniwasa Kumar: Very true. Hope all of our #Kannadiga friends understand and support #Baahubali2 , The film is pride of #India
Raja Koduri: Comes from the heart of someone born and raised in Karnataka, folks with the nicest heart in India. They wont let you down.