Rashmika Mandanna, who is currently one of the most popular actresses of South Indian cinema, is on cloud nine after the super success of Pushpa co-starring Allu Arjun. She made her acting debut with the hit Kannada film Kirik Party in 2016 and went on to appear in several commercially successful projects including Anjani Putra, Geetha Govindam, Sarileru Neekevvaru among others.View this post on Instagram
Along with the success, she also had her share of controversies as well. In 2017, Rashmika's name got embroiled in a controversy when she called KGF star Yash 'showoff'. Yes, you read that right! During an interview, Rashmika was asked, "Who, according to you, is the Mr. Showoff in the Kannada film industry?"
"Yash," she replied, and admirers of the KGF actor quickly rushed to social media to express their displeasure with the actress. After getting trolled, Rashmika shared a lengthy Facebook post regarding the situation. The actress had stated that she is "extremely unhappy and disturbed by this sudden turn of events." She also stated that the interview was shot even before her first film was released.View this post on Instagram
The statement 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".
She further apologised to the people who got hurt and added, "I am sorry if I have hurt any of your feelings. I did not intend to. My upbringing will never let me do that".
Take a look at her Facebook post below:
Well, everything is in the past now. Rashika is currently on a professional high with several interesting projects in her kitty. On the South front, she will be seen in Pushpa 2 and Aadavaallu Meeku Johaarlu. Also, the actress is all set to conquer Bollywood as well with films like Mission Majnu with Sidharth Malhotra and Goodbye co-starring Amitabh Bachchan.