Addressing the media in Chennai, Yash spoke fluently in Tamil and impressed everyone. "I prefer speaking in Tamil because wherever an artist goes, he should first respect the culture and values of the people in that region. In the past, got a lot of offers to act in Tamil but I didn't act in those films because personally felt that an actor should understand the culture and tradition of the people before acting in a film catered to them," said Yash.
"Films are references and it will stay in the history. For example, if we want to know the lifestyle of people in the '80s and '70s, would watch films released at that time. So I was cautious to not commit any mistake by acting in a Tamil film without knowing Tamil culture," added Yash.
"I was the one who suggested my producers to release KGF in five languages because the film has a global content. We partnered with various eminent distributors in other languages. In Tamil, I only asked Vishal to guide us in the distribution process. Being my close friend, he didn't get even a single penny but promoting KGF like his own film. I should thank him for his kind gesture," said the Kannada hero who politely asked the media to not compare him with legends like Rajinikanth, Arjun, and Prakash Raj who hail from Bengaluru.
Yash also revealed that he heard a lot of interesting stories about Rajinikanth when he worked as a conductor in Bengaluru. Interestingly, Yash's dad used to work as a bus driver despite his son became a superstar in Kannada cinema. "I feel proud that my dad loves his job and he refused to retire despite my films became big hits in Kannada," said Yash.
"Though I'm a star in Kannada, it feels refreshing now to go to various places across India as a newcomer," smiled Yash who is confident that language won't be a barrier for KGF. "Today, we are watching Spanish and Iranian films in India through Netflix. The Tamil I'm speaking right now is what I learned by watching Tamil films in Bengaluru so language will not be a big hurdle," said the actor.
Directed by Prashanth Neel, KGF is all set to release on December 21 in five languages. Asked him about the huge competition on that day, Yash said: "Well, if the film is good, the number of screens will be increased and audiences will definitely see it. We are confident about the content so not worried much. It's a holiday season so there is a scope for all films to do well at the box office.Text & Images: Moviebuzz