The word 'Aptha' means affectionate/close relative in Kannada, but Sahasa Simha Dr. Vishnuvardhan's death seems to have changed it to opposite in the mind set of Kannada movie fans. Now Vishnu's sudden death has given raise to serious discussion about mystery of Nagavalli in Aaptha rakshaka as well as Apthamitra.
Earlier, actress Soundarya had died in an airplane crash near Bangalore before the release of movie Apthamitra. Many people thought that she was cursed by Nagavalli. Now, Dr.Vishnu is the latest victim of Nagavalli's anger and has died of heart attack, which has made people to think it once again.
Vishuvardhan had revealed that there were some unusual experience during the shooting of his upcoming film Aptharakshaka, which is his 200th movie. The popular song Ra Ra (Come Come) has been retained in this movie as well. Bhavana, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Nikita, Vimala Raman have played the lead roles.
However, Dr. Vishnuvardhan was suffering from some health hazards for the past five years and recently he had been to Mysore for rest. Yesterday, he was admitted to Vikram Hospital Mysore when he complained of severe chest pain. He died of heart attack at 2.30 today (30th December 2009). He was honoured with six Filmfare awards. He had acted in 200 Kannada movies. The shooting of his 200th movie Aaptha Rakshaka was delayed due to his knee injury.