'Baahubali 2' producer accuses Emirates Airlines of racism

Andrew Cummings
April 27, 2017

Producer Shobu Yarlagadda took to his Twitter handle and accused Emirates of racism.

Accusing an airline staff of being racist, he said his team was harassed unnecessarily and treated rudely on their trips to Hyderabad.

The team of Baahubali was allegedly "harassed" on flight.

Shobu Yarlagadda tweeted, "Flying to Hyd on @emirates EK526". "Emirates have very good staff but anyone is racist and differentiating is not acceptable at all (sic). Bad attitude and service!", he tweeted.

However, Emirates was quick to react to his tweets and a prompt apology followed along with a promise to investigate the incident. Baahubali 2 has created huge buzz in India before its release and is expected to break all previous records for box office collections. The movie is slated to release on April 28.

Shobu Yarlagadda and his colleagues - director S S Rajamouli and actors Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, and Anushka Shetty - were in Dubai promoting their film Baahubali: The Conclusion, releasing worldwide this Friday.

He added that this is the first time he has came around this kind of attitude from Emirates staff.

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