Friday, July 24, 2015 - 05:30
  No matter what the movie, controversy continues to dog them in different ways. So much so that not even epics  like the recent grandscale, historical fiction film, Baahubali have escaped its wrath. Baahubali’s Tamil script writer, Madhan Karky has cleared the air on the controversy over the usage of a word which refers to a sub-caste of the Dalit community. After some members of a Dalit group threw petrol bombs at a Madurai-based theatre screening Bahubali last week, Karky responded to the issue stating that there had been no intention to hurt the sentiments of any community as a particular word was received in a "derogatory" manner by a particular caste.  “I did not know that it is the name of a community,” he said reported The Times of India. Apologising for unintentionally hurting anyone, he clarified stating that a number of verbs and nouns in Tamil had caste names, reported The Hindu.  “There are many verbs and nouns in Tamil, which denote caste names. Some Tamil words have multiple meanings. For instance, Pillai could denote a child and a caste. Kallan is a Tamil word which means thief but it is also a caste name," said the report. He has also announced that the offending word will be muted from the Tamil version of the movie. Apart from penning the Tamil script for the movie, Karky has been praised for creating an entirely new language that is spoken in the movie by a particular tribe. Consisting of 750 words in its vocabulary along with over 40 grammar points, he had reportedly put out the idea to director Rajamouli about creating fictious languages in movies.    

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