Days before 'Baahubali: The Conclusion' releases, Sathyaraj reveals why Katappa killed Baahubali
Sathyaraj has finally let it all out. The veteran Tamil actor plays Katappa in SS Rajamouli's war epic Baahubali franchise. The millions who have seen the prequel were puzzled by why Katappa kills Baahubali, played by Prabhas in the first installment, Baahubali: The Beginning. Now, Sathyaraj chosen to break his silence on the same.
In an interview to Anupama Chopra on Film Companion, Sathyaraj had a simple explanation to offer: "Because my director asked me to."
His statement does prove the fact that he is a loyalist, to the director and the film. "Wherever I go anywhere in the world, everyone asks me the same. I do not get annoyed by that. In fact, it is a good thing that we managed to make them curious and look forward to the next par, said Sathyaraj.
Sathyaraj also said that he has not even disclosed the reason to his family. "They know that it is crucial to the plot. So they do not even ask," he said.
He said that he expected Baahubali to be a superhit and his character to be a memorable one but did not expect this level of popularity. "The plot point is being used everywhere, even in memes on the internet! During the demonetisation phase, there were so many memes on why Katappa killed Baahubali and the meme creators creatively related the two things. It was so funny," recalls Sathyaraj.
However, he shared how he is not afraid to take up negative roles like these. "I played Amitabh Bachchan's character in the Tamil remake of Agneepath and then went on to play Boman Irani's character of VIRUS in the Tamil remake of 3 Idiots. My fans embraced me in both the roles."
Baahubali: The Conclusion also stars Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia. It is slated to release on 28 April.