"I'm in no way connected with the movie release here. But the pro-Kannada organisations will have my support," said the actor. Rumours were rife that in view of the ban on the movie in Karnataka, Telugu movie producers were trying to strike a deal with various Kannada actors.

 

In view of 'Kattappa' fame Satyaraj's hatred comments on Kannadigas, the pro-Kannada organisations has demanded an apology from him. They have threatened to stall the movie release in Karnataka unless he tenders an apology.