Addressing the camera by reading out the written prompts,
Sathyaraj expressed the fact that a series of violence and stoppage
of Tamil movie screenings happened in Karnataka nine years ago
during the Hogenakkal issue and that, actors from either industry
hit roads by taking the protest to a daylong fast.
He exclaimed that he had rendered the speech which is said to
have hurt the sentiment of Kannadigas. He assured that he is not
against Kannadigas or doesn't carry any such prejudiced feelings
against them and that his close aide from the past 35 years, a
Kannadiga, is a testimonial for the same.
He asserted that close to 30 of his movies including
Bahubali Part 1 were released in the state of Karnataka
without any obstacles and that he had as well received numerous
offers from the Sandalwood industry which were declined due to the
tight schedule of the 62-year-old actor.
He affirmed that he regrets the choice of words during his
speech nine years ago which has evidently hurt the sentiment of
Kannadigas and that they were not intentional. The actor as well
stated his supporters, well-wishers and fellow Tamil citizens to
not get the feel of being let down by the actor.
He shed light on the subject matter to the aforementioned
section of people that his clarification is made to ensure that the
technicians of Bahubali, the director of the magnum opus,
SS Rajamouli, producers of the movie, theatre exhibitors and
distributor of the Karnataka region are left least or not at all
affected by his deeds as the Amaidhi Padai actor feels that he is
just a tiny drop in a huge ocean called Bahubali.
He affirmatively urged producers, in general, to think before
signing in the actor into any of their movies as he confirmed the
fact that the belligerent actor would continue to voice out his
opinions for social and sensitive issues and that should not pose a
threat to any of the movies in future.
He requested Kannadigas to pave way for smoother release of
Bahubali 2 by accepting his deep regrets, and as well
thanked the Tamil cine artists association, the directors
association, producers association and his well-wishers for reading
his mind and understanding his feelings.
Katappa finally thanked SS Rajamouli and the producers of the
movie, Shobhu and Prasad for undergoing distress due to the actor's