The Competition Commission of India had imposed fines on Karnataka Film Chamber, TV and Producers Association for preventing dubbed content in Kannada. The film industry in Karnataka struggled due to the competition from dubbed films.
Most of the times dubbed films were the first choice to the audience than the local films. The industry biggies have taken this decision to help the industry to flourish. However, Competition Commission of India feels that it violates the fair business laws of the country.
It is for this reason, Baahubali is not dubbed into Kannada despite having Sudeep in its ranks. So now Baahubali and other Telugu films have a new business avenue. By the ways, most Kannada local audience also understand Telugu really well.