KGF Chapter 2: When Rashmika Mandanna Called Yash Mr Showoff of Sandalwood
Here's everything you need to know about Rashmika Mandanna and Yash's controversy.
Rashmika Mandanna is undoubtedly one of the most popular Kannada actresses right now. The Geetha Govindam actress has turned a year old today (April 5, 2020). Rashmika Mandanna and Yash may not have worked together in any movie but she had once landed herself into controversy for calling KGF fame Yash a Mr Showoff.
In an interview, Rashmika Mandanna was asked to name who according to her is the Mr Showoff in Kannada film industry. To which she replied, “Nobody! I do not want to answer this question and land myself in trouble.” But, eventually, she named Yash.
The comment of Rashmika Mandanna calling KGF star Yash Mr Showoff did not go down well with his fans and they asked her to apologise.
“Nobody needs to certify Yash. He is our hero. Everybody knows who he is and what he is capable of. Our Yash is not Mr. Showoff, instead, he is the Mr. Showman of Sandalwood. Rashmika should apologise to Yash boss,” said one of Yash’s fans.
Regarding the same, Kannada film director Santhosh Anandram had taken to his Facebook page and said wrote that Yash was not a Mr showoff but instead was the Mr. Showman of Sandalwood for all the difficulties that he went through to attain the status that he has gained now.
Breaking his silence over Rashmika Mandanna’s controversial comment, Yash wrote on Facebook, “I am just an actor who is looking forward to give you entertainment and gain respect and love from you people. I have made it a habit to ignore some stuff that do not pertain to me or that deem unnecessary to me.”
His post continued, “My fans love me and I cannot restrain myself from responding to their grief at their time of distress. I can never ever repay back the love my fans have given me and just for that sake, I will forever be indebted to you people.”
“I do not know Rashmika Mandanna personally. We have neither met nor spoken to each other. But that does not mean she cannot have an opinion about me. It is her opinion about me and I am requesting you all not to downgrade her opinion. Respect it, as I do” said Yash, in his post, while addressing his fans.
“Let us respect everyone’s opinion as each individual will have their own perspectives. Nobody’s opinion can change me or my character. There is nothing to rant about this matter so I request you all to drop this once and for all”, requested Yash to his fans.
Seeing the intensity of the matter, Rashmika Mandanna posted an open apology to the Rocking Star Yash. In the statement, the Rashmika expressed her admiration for the KGF star.
Check out her complete statement:
“Dear all, at the outset let me share that I too am indeed extremely unhappy and disturbed by this sudden turn of events with regard to a talk show, which was shot 7 months back, even before the release of Kirik Party. The interview was aired on Star Suvarna during the release of Kirik Party and re telecasted recently. I have no disrespect towards Yash Sir or anyone. In fact on many occasions, I have expressed my admiration towards Yash Sir, his talent and how he has inspired everyone, including myself.
The media has sadly ignored that I mentioned Santhu Straight Forward as the movie that I enjoyed most at that time. When you edit and take just two lines from the most non-serious part of the show and give it spin… the context is lost. That is really sad. It wasn’t a statement I made but it was a game of rapid fire and never in my dreams I had any idea that this would be taken so seriously ignoring my admiration and all the positive statements I had made about him. I am sorry if I have hurt any of your feelings.
I did not intend to. My upbringing will never let me do that. I request everyone to have a look on my other interviews and fb lives where I have appreciated Yash Sirs work and when asked I have also expressed my desire to work with him. The media has been extremely supportive of my career ever since I entered the industry and has supported me in my every move. I whole-heartedly request the same media to kindly not blow this issue out of proportion and further hurt Yash sir and his near and dear ones. Let us please leave this bitter episode behind and look forward to better things. My sincere apologies for the misunderstanding caused . Nimma aashirvada sadaa irali. Nimma Rashmika. [sic]”