Chief minister Siddaramaiah who had made tall promises of capping multiplex tickets at Rs 200 ended up paying Rs 1,050 to watch 'Baahubali 2' movie in the city, on Monday!

Siddaramaiah had announced regulating the movie tickets in multiplexes in his March budget. But the order was not implemented even after a month. When criticisms poured in over the delay in implementing the order, chief minister – at the recent state film award function – had announced that the order would come into force by April 25. This had brought respite among moviegoers, who were eagerly waiting to catch the year’s epic movie, ‘Baahubali 2’, which was releasing on April 28. 

But with no official order yet, cinema houses in the city made moolah charging exorbitant money on Baahubali 2 movie tickets. And Chief Minsiter Siddaramaiah too joined many moviegoers who had paid Rs 1050 to watch the movie, 'Baahubali 2'. He was accompanied by his younger son, Dr Yatindra, grandson Dhavan (Rakesh Siddaramaiah's son) and 48 others and watched the movie at Orion Mall, on Monday.

It is learnt that, Chief Minsiter had maintained extra confidentiality about watching the Telugu movie. So much so that he even shunned his official vehicle and went in a private vehicle. However, by the time the chief minister reached the cinema hall, the news had spread, and he was quite annoyed to see a battery of media persons at the mall.

In the evening, Siddaramaiah also watched another well-received Kannada movie, 'Niruttara' directed by Apoorva Kasaravalli.