Friendship is a rarity in a world filled by commercial interest. Film industry, which runs basically on commercial value is one such place. To find true, long lasting friendship in a film industry is very hard. Every day we get to hear the tiffs and ego clashes between super stars in the film industry. Sandalwood is no different when in comes to ego clashes among the big super stars.
However, even in this commercially driven industry, we get to see tales of long lasting true friendship. That too among some of the biggest super stars of the industry. While some iconic actors like Dr. Rajkumar had no special friend in the industry, many others became famous for their friendship.
Many times, these actors were friends right from the struggling days. These actors may reach the peak of popularity, but they remain friends for a long time. Hollywood's famous actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damons used to share a dorm room in their college. They both co-wrote the script of the movie Good Will Hunting, which fetched them the Oscar awards. The two actors remain best friends even after several years.
In Sandalwood, Dr. Vishnuvardhan and Ambareesh were famous for their close friendship for several decade. The two were affectionately called Kuchchukus. They even starred in movie together and their friendship used to a highlight in all these movies. Lets take a look at some of the most famous friendships in Sandalwood.
Dr Vishnuvardhan & Ambareesh
Dr Vishnuvardhan and Ambareesh are biggest stalwarts of the industry. Their first movie together was Nagarahavu. On the sets of the movie, the two actors became friends. Their friendship lasted till the end when Dr. Vishnuvardhan passed away on 30th December 2009. This is one friendship that lasted forever.
Sudeep & Darshan
A very unlikely pair of friends. However, these two superstars are known to be very close friends. These two have not made a movie together. But we are sure, a movie starring Sudeep and Darshan would be a blockbuster treat for the fans of these actors. Recently there were rumors of rift between the two, which was denied by both.
Shivaraj Kumar & Upendra
Actor/Director Upendra directed Hat-trick hero Shivaraj Kumar in the iconic movie Om. The movie became a blockbuster hit and till today remains one of the most iconic movie in Sandalwood. The movie established Shivaraj Kumar and Upendra as a super star in the industry. Since then the two superstars are very close friends.
Yash & Puneet Rajkumar
Rocking Star Yash and Power star Puneet Rajkumar are very good friends. They are often seen together in events and have on many occasions even promoted each other's movie. Puneet Rajkumar openly admires Yash and said that Yash was among one of the most impressive actors among the young breed.
Sharan & Nandakishore
Sharan and Nandakishore were friends before they became professional partners. Their friendship goes back to their childhood days. Sharan was already an established comedian in the industry. He managed to get his friend a chance to direct a movie. The movie Victory became a super hit and established Sharan as lead actor and Nandakishore as director in Sandalwood.
Yogesh & Diganth
Yogesh and Diganth are very good friends in the industry. In the chat show Ragale with Rishika, Yogesh said that Diganth was one of his closest friends and they used to have loads of fun going to parties and trips. We hope to see the two in a movie together soon.
Ganesh & Duniya Vijay
Ganesh and Duniya Vijay are not from a film pedigree. Both are self made super stars. However, many do not know that they knew each other long before they became lead actors. There used to be a time when the two actors used to look at movie posters and tell each others that one day they will adorn such posters.
Yash & Radhika Pandit
More like love story rather than friendship. Both the actors have denied that they are dating and claim to be friends. However, the rumors never die that these two are more than just friends. The actor have been acting together since the time they started working in tele serials.
Chikkanna & Kuri Prathap
These two comedians have been making us laugh with their antics on the small screen in various comedy shows. Both have acted in movies. Chikkanna is now a comedian in demand. These two comedians are very good friends off the screen too.
Sudeep & Arun Sagar
Sudeep and Arun Sagar have been close friends for a long time. The two were seen in the movie Chandu. Arun Sagar became a participant in the Bigg Boss Kannada Season 1. He was the finalist in the show. Many questions were raised about impartiality of Sudeep since he was a friend of Arun Sagar.