Karnataka Okuta has finally withdrawn his protest against veteran actor Sathyaraj who plays the role of Kattappa in both the instalments of 'Baahubali'.
The 62-year-old actor was facing a massive protest since past two days over a controversial comment on Kannadigas he made nine years back.
Considering the years old issue several Kannadian organisation has called for a boycott to the release of 'Baahubali 2' in the state.
They even threatened to call for a strike on April 28, which happens to be the release date of the movie, as a sign of protest against Sathyaraj.
However, the organisation withdrew their protest after Sathyaraj apologised for his words.
Earlier, director SS Rajmouli has also put a video requesting not to destroy the market of the movie in Karnataka.
Responding to director Rajmouli and several press and media houses Vatal Nagraj, head of Karnataka Okuta said on Saturday "In all it protest media have backed us. In the recent protest, even national channels backed us. This has happened 9 years back when Sathyaraj spoke against Kannadigas. Not this has come light, we have condemned this and protested all lover the states."
"When there so many actors were sitting in the protest, only Sathyaraj comments was derogatory against Kannadigas,we are not against The movie director or producer, our demand is Sathyaraj should apologise for his derogatory comments against us", Nagraj further added.
Clearing the ban against 28th April release in the state he further stated, "We we discussing whether Sathyaraj has regretted or apologised for his statement... We have given up the protest"
"We are warning, Sathyaraj to be careful about what kind of word he shouldn't speak against Kanndiga," Nagraj added.
While Kattappa Sathyaraj has been going under such a negative phase ahead of 'Baahubali 2' release, actor Kamal Hasaan on Saturday took to twitter to praise the 'Baahubali' fame.
"Congrats Mr. Sathyaraj for maintaining rationality in a troubled environement. Quoting VirumaaNdi à®®à®©à¯à®©à®¿à®ªà¯à®ªà¯à®•à¯ à®•à¯‡à®•à¯à®•à®±à®µà®©à¯ à®ªà¯†à®°à®¿à®¯à®®à®©à¯à®šà®©à¯. Bravo", Hasaan tweeted.
Congrats Mr. Sathyaraj for maintaining rationality in a troubled environement. Quoting VirumaaNdi à®®à®©à¯à®©à®¿à®ªà¯à®ªà¯à®•à¯ à®•à¯‡à®•à¯à®•à®±à®µà®©à¯ à®ªà¯†à®°à®¿à®¯à®®à®©à¯à®šà®©à¯. Bravo— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 22, 2017