There was a time when Rashmika Mandanna was surrounded with controversy when she had termed KGF actor and Kannada superstar Rocking Star Yash as a ‘Big Showoff’ in the Sandalwood industry. After this, die-hard Yash fans brutally trolled Rashmika for being disrespectful of her senior and insulting him.
Rashmika Called Yash “Mr. Showoff”
After KGF Chapter 2 success, Yash has gained unmatchable stardom as Prashanth Neel’s directional has changed his life completely. If Chapter 1 earned him the ‘mass entertainer’ title, Chapter 2 established his position as the pan-Indian superstar and box office Sulthan. Even before KGF, the actor had a loyal fanbase, and Rashmika Mandanna had got a different taste of it.
Rashmika Mandanna began her career in 2016 with Rakshit Shetty starrer Kirrik Party and made a name for herself. While she was enjoying the success phase, in 2017, she got into a massive controversy for her statement about KGF star Yash. During the interview, she was asked, “Who, according to you, is Mr. Showoff in the Kannada film industry?” She quickly said Yash’s name.
The actress’s response resulted in an online trolling. Die-hard fans of the KGF actor brutally trolled Rashmika for being disrespectful of her senior and insulting him. She had to go through grilling episodes on social media with many calling it an act of arrogance.
The diva apologized
Rashmika Mandanna, in reply to the intense backlash, displayed her maturity and took to social media to pen a proper letter to all the unhappy fans. She did it by sharing a post on Facebook. The post read, “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 a 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 have 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 look at my other interviews and FB lives where I have appreciated Yash sir’s work and when asked I have also expressed my desire to work with him,” she continued.
It is 4 years now and Rashmika Mandanna is flying high in her professional life. Her recently released film Pushpa: The Rise, co-starring Allu Arjun has spread its delight worldwide. Fans and celebs from all over the world or going over Rashmika’s performance and Saami Saami’s song. And the actress is in no mood to stop as she is all set to mark her Bollywood debut with Sidharth Malhotra’s film Mission Majnu, which is set to release on 13 May, followed by Goodbye with Amitabh Bachchan.