Sudeep had an interesting response when he was asked whether he saw Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's latest blockbuster Pathaan.
Kannada movie star Sudeep is known for his candid responses at media events. Even at times, his comments stirred controversies, but it hasn't stopped him from expressing his true feelings. Recently, Sudeep, at a town hall-style meeting conducted by CNN-News18, was asked to name an actor that he considers today's biggest star. And without thinking twice or an iota of doubt, he nominated himself.
"As a star, I would say me only. Why should I look less upon myself? I am the star of my life. I respect other actors also," Sudeep said.
Sudeep also had an interesting response when he was asked whether he saw Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's latest blockbuster Pathaan. "I have not seen Pathaan as yet. I will see it shortly. I was busy seeing all my Kannada films, it was a long list over there," Sudeep responded.
Sudeep has never missed an opportunity to express his strong commitment to promoting the Kannada language and Kannada movies. And he has time and again shown us that his love and passion for the language takes precedence over everything else. It's worth noting that earlier he sparked a huge debate when he said "Hindi was no more a national language."
“You said that a pan India film was made in Kannada. I’d like to make a small correction. Hindi is no more a national language. They (Bollywood) are doing pan-India films today. They are struggling (to find success) by dubbing in Telugu and Tamil, but it’s not happening. Today we are making films that are going everywhere," Sudeep had said back then. His comments sparked a war of words with Bollywood star Ajay Devgn.
“My brother, if according to you Hindi is not our national language then why do you release your movies in your mother tongue by dubbing them in Hindi? Hindi was, is and always will be our mother tongue and national language. Jan Gan Man," Ajay tweeted to Sudeep unleashing a plethora of reactions from all quarters that dominated the country's news headlines for days.
Sudeep was last seen in Vikrant Rona. He had played the cop who solves the mystery of missing children in a remote village. The film received mixed reviews. However, it manages to make profits for its makers. He will be next seen in an extended cameo in Upendra's pan-Indian film Kabzaa.