Baahubali 2 has faced a lot of hurdles for its release ever since the makers announced the date. It first started in Karnataka when protestors threatened to halt the release if Sathyaraj did not apologise for his comments made during the Cauvery water issue. Sathyaraj apologised eventually and things settled down. Parallelly, there were issues in Tamil Nadu between the distributors of Baahubali. The issue was settled amicably and it cleared the way for the release. Just when everyone thought everything was going fine, here comes another news that has an impact on Baahubali, indirectly though.
The ticket bookings for Baahubali were opened online by all the ticketing partners and few greedy minds wanted to cash this opportunity. A website, like many ticketing sites, has opened the bookings for Baahubali not just in India but in The US and UK as well. Excited with the developments, users started making bookings without realising that it was a fraudulent website.
Doubts were raised when users noticed that all the seats were showing available despite the high demand for Baahubali. Users filed a complaint regarding this and an action is yet to be taken by the authorities regarding this. It is unclear still if the website was involved in fraudulent activities or if someone had hacked into the website.
A few months ago, a VFX artist had leaked a nine-minute footage of the film online but he was arrested later by cyber cops. Director Rajamouli and VFX Studio Makuta registered a complaint with the cyber cell of Cyberabad Police who investigated the matter and traced the culprit. Rajamouli and the producers have since taken measures to avoid any such piracy of Baahubali 2.