'Baahubali 2' actor Sathyaraj apologises for anti-Kannada remark

Known for playing Kattappa in 'Baahubali' film series Tamil actor Sathyaraj has apologised for the anti-Karnataka comments he made nine years ago during the Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In a video posted online, the actor apologised for his comments and said he would continue to speak for the welfare of Tamil people even if he does not get any work in the film industry in the future. The actor 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 Kannadiga or Karnataka. The biggest example for this is that for the last 30 years, my assistant has been Shekar who is a kannadiga." He added, "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." His post comes after Kannada groups threatened to stop the release of 'Baahubali 2 on April 28 over his remarks on Cauvery water issue.