Finally some relief for the makers of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is here. After director S S Rajamouli released a video requesting the protesters to let his film have an uninterrupted release and subsequent apology by Kattappa himself, Sathyaraj, the pro-Kannada activists have decided to withdraw the protest and call off the bandh. News agency ANI tweeted about the same, their tweet read, “Pro Kannada activists withdraw protest and call off bandh against movie Baahubali 2: Vattal Nagraj, Karnataka Rakshine Vaikeke”. Another tweet read, “Ensure you don’t use derogatory terms against Kannadigas. If you do, your future movies will be banned in Karnataka: V Nagraj on Sathyaraj”

The protest was called off after, Sathyaraj finally apologised for his comments he made nine years ago. Sathyaraj in his apology said, “I have got to know that what I had spoken during the Cauvery water crisis has created a lot of tension among the people of Karnataka. I am not against Kannadigas or Karnataka. The biggest example for this is that for the last 35 years my assistant has been Shekar who is a Kannadiga. I would like to apologise for the statement that I had made nine years back and would like to say that I am a small worker in Bahubali film and my comment should not affect the film. I appeal to Tamils to understand.” Also read: Film celebs shouldn’t take stand on social issues – here’s why

Check out the tweets below:

Pro Kannada activists withdraw protest and call off bandh against movie Baahubali 2: Vattal Nagraj, Karnataka Rakshine Vaikeke pic.twitter.com/0duJg3mabh

— ANI (@ANI_news) April 22, 2017

Ensure you don’t use derogatory terms against Kannadigas. If you do, your future movies will be banned in Karnataka: V Nagraj on Sathyaraj pic.twitter.com/CjuOLAGIGz

— ANI (@ANI_news) April 22, 2017

Check out the apology of Sathyaraj below:

Here is Actor #Sathyaraj ‘s Full Video Statement regarding #Baahubali2 ‘s release issue in #Karnataka :https://t.co/acORkuTxM8

— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 21, 2017

Check out S S Rajamouli’s appeal video below:

An appeal to all the Kannada friends… pic.twitter.com/5rJWMixnZF

— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) April 20, 2017

Here’s the comments made by Sathyaraj nine years ago that created all the ruckus:

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