Shivaraj Kumar has tried to put an end to the rumours, which claimed that he has a rift with Sudeep and Darshan. The Kannada actor has said that they are good friends, and the speculation has surprised him.
In the recent years, there were rumours that Sandalwood was a divided house (Raj family on one side and Sudeep-Darshan lead group on the other side). Especially, some of the quotes made by all three actors in different context were viewed in the same perspective.
However, Shivaraj Kumar denied the rumours on a chat show. When the anchor of the show asked him about the same, he said that he is not aware of any fractions in this regard and Sudeep-Darshan are good friends to him.
He said, "They speak to me very well whenever I meet them. Recently, I met Darshan on the sets of his forthcoming movie and we bonded well. I know him since my childhood days and his father was a close friend of our family. Even I know Sudeep from many years."
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All Is Well
Shivanna adds, "When we come together, we hug and greet other like before. We share the same relationship even today. Mainly, I am not bothered about people, who talk behind us. Even if anyone says rubbish in front of me, I wish them good luck and doesn't react to it."
No Ego Hassles
"There are no ego hassles. Both of them are very good actors and they are very popular too. I'm happy for them and my good wishes are always with them," Shivaraj Kumar explains.
Destiny In Our Hands
The Om star claims, "Frankly speaking, I never give importance to such matters. Ultimately, nobody could take away our bread and butter from each other. And our destiny are in our hands."
Puneet Not A Competitor
Shivaraj Kumar also said that Puneet Rajkumar is not a competitor to him, as the latter belongs to the category of the younger generation and Shivanna is senior to him.
Puneet Is A Good Actor
According to him, Puneet Rajkumar is a better dancer and fighter than him. The Power Star has his own fan following and his talent was recognised when he was a child artist.