In an Election campaign, actor Jaggesh had said, "Ambareesh is not a great actor. Dr. Rajkumar is the best actor for him." This comment irked his fans and lead them to burn his effigy. They said, "Ambareesh has contributed a lot to Kannada films and Karnataka politics. Jaggesh has shown his cheap mentality by making low comment on such great actor."
"Ambareesh has got a position to Jaggesh in Kannada film industry. Now he has shown his meanness. He says that Ambi is not a great actor. Had he not known of it when he was waiting at his gate?" said TK Ramu, the President of All Karnataka Ambareesh Fans Association.
He added, "Jaggesh will not be afraid to do anything for the sake of money and power. Jaggesh's alleged attack on his car driver is the best example for it." He warned him if he would not ask his apology within a week, they would conduct a strong protest against him.