Daniel Balaji, who was Yash's co-star in the 2011 film Kirataka, recounts an interaction he had with Yash about 4 years ago.
Last Updated: 10.56 AM, Mar 20, 2023
Actor Yash has only grown from one strength to another over the past decade-and-a-half. As someone who began his career on the small screen with bit roles, Yash rose through the ranks on his own to establish himself as one of the biggest names in Kannada cinema's history. Today, he is a household name across the country for his landmark role as Rocky Bhai in the KGF series but it would seem that he is not detached from his roots. While his stature as a superstar has only grown over the years, one hears of Yash remaining the same humble and benevolent guy that he was many years ago.
The reason we refer to this particular side of his character is a small video snippet that has now surfaced on social media. In the snippet, we see popular Tamil actor Daniel Balaji, who was Yash's co-star in the 2011 film Kirataka, share an anecdote that highlights Yash's large-hearted nature and the fact that the Rocking Star has always stood by his friends whenever they were in need. Speaking to a media outlet, Daniel Balaji recounts an interaction he had with the KGF 2 actor about 4 years ago.
"I got a call from Yash about 4 years ago regarding an acting opportunity in a film. I was busy building a temple at the time and told him that I wouldn't be able to take it up, at least for the next 20 days because the stones for the temple has just arrived and I had to oversee things. But interestingly, even before we disconnected the call, I start getting messages about some money getting credited to my account. I realised they were from Yash. I asked why he was sending money when I hadn't even met the producer or had any discussions regarding the role - to that, he said that the money was for the temple and not for anything else," said Daniel Balaji in the interview.
Through his philanthropic foundation Yashomarga, Yash and his team have managed to help several in need over the years. In 2016, the foundation launched a water supply programme to aid the water drought in several villages. In 2022, Yashomarga announced that ambulance services will be provided in over 25 districts.