Bengaluru: Kumaraswamy flays Yash campaigning for Sumalatha

Bengaluru, Apr 18 (IANS): In the heat of electioneering, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has decried Kannada superstar Yash campaigning for multilingual South Indian actor Sumalatha Ambareesh, an Independent contesting in the high-profile Mandya Lok Sabha constituency against his son Nikhil Gowda of the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), a party official said on Wednesday.

"It is owing to producers like me investing in films that actors like Yash got in to tinsel world and flourished. But real life is different from reel life," said Kumaraswamy in Kannada on the last day of campaign on Tuesday at Mandya, about 100 km from Bengaluru, for polling on Thursday.

Kumaraswamy is a Kannada film producer turned politician in the southern state.

Yash and Kumaraswamy - File photo

"The Chief Minister was reacting to an allegation by Yash that ‘JD-S is a party of thieves (kallaru party)'. while campaigning for Sumalatha along with another Kannada super star Darshan and veteran Kannada producer Rockline Venkatesh. Kumaraswamy said actors like Yash should not belittle producers and godfathers who give break to likes of him by investing in films," a party official told IANS from Mandya.

Nikhil, 28, is an upcoming Kannada actor with two-three films under his belt. He is the grandson of JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda, who is contesting from Tumkur Lok Sabha seat even at the age of 86 years.

Asked if the Chief Minister had threatened to spoil Yash's career by saying he would tell producers not to invest on him, the official said Kumaraswamy's remarks were in a specific context and in response to what the young actor was claiming to be.

"Kumaraswamy is a man of heart. He never harms anyone or believes in causing loss to his worst detractors. What he said in his poll speech was successful actors should not forget their origins and have gratitude to those who help them to come up in their career," added the official quoting the Chief Minister.

Yash had acted in a Kannada film "Lucky" Kumaraswamy produced along with his former wife and actress Radhika Pandit.

"Without producers like us, stars like Yash or Darshan will not survive. Do not believe in everything you see in films, as reality of daily life is different from reel life," added Kumaraswamy.

But Yash denied calling the JD-S a party of thieves.

"I never called anyone a thief or any party as a party of the thieves. If anyone proves I made such a statement, I will bow down, Yash told reporters later.




Comment on this article

  • SP Shetty, Dxb

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Nikhil is a Upcoming actor?? 3 movies are on Pipeline?? Wow

    Still hunger for position, and contesting election, I am confused to call him multi tasker or what?

    Nikhil Yellidyappaaàaaa

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  • Kk, Mng

    Thu, Apr 18 2019


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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    kumara, from where did you get money to invest in film?

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  • Salim, Bagalkot

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    On May 23rd Kumaranna will be yelling- Nikhil yellidiyappa?

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  • Chowkidar Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Radhika Pandith is Yash's wife and Radhika Kumaraswamy is Kumaraswamy's paramour.
    The below sentence in the report is confusing..
    " Yash had acted in a Kannada film "Lucky" Kumaraswamy produced along with his former wife and actress Radhika Pandit."

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Actually Kummy staked everything in Mandya. 150 Crores were pumped with all 10 JDS Ministers camping & distributing money, liquor and sarees. But still I think Sumalatha will give Nikhil a run for all this money & possibly win too. Thanks to stupendous effort of campaigning by Yash and Darshan and overt support by Rebel Congress leaders, BJP

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  • Joseph, dubai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Whole mandya drama is aggressiveness, sentiments of gowdas community..see whole media from 3-4 months showing the coverage of 1 district as if election happening only in mandya....TV news channel twisting their words....same with whole social media,.....Nikhil ellidiyappa got fame..

    Neither sumalata or nikhil are right choice ... it would better if some other person wins there..

    Yash, Dasshan wanted to increase their fan base...they expect people show same devotion to them as like ambarish in south karnataka districts...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    BJP has struck an axe on their own leg by not fielding any candidate against Sumalatha ...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Kumaraswamy's arrogance will cause defeat to Nikhil Yellidiyappa ....
    His son should fight election on his on capacity and he is not to decide who will campaign for the opposite candidate ....
    Yash & Darshan are so huge stars, producers line up on their doorstep .....
    Film industry is not Kumara's ancestral property ....

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  • chethana, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    who is kumaraswamy to say that Yash should not campaign for Sumalatha, the daughter-in-law of Mandya. It seems the Devegowda family wants to rule Karnataka as the emperors used to rule in olden days.

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