Many audience are still clueless about the picture, where Rebel Star Ambareesh and Superstar Upendra are seen together. This is one of the rare photo, which is to be included in the Sandalwood's encyclopedia, where two of the Kannada icons are seen.
This photo was taken in 1994, when Upendra was still a budding talent in Kannada film industry as a director. Uppi, who was basking in the success of Om with Shivaraj Kumar, had joined hands with Rebel Star Ambi for Operation Antha.
Operation Antha was the sequel of the 1981 Blockbuster Antha, which had also starred Rebel Star Ambareesh in the dual role. After Om, Upendra had written Operation Antha's script exclusively for Ambareesh, and was successful in bringing back the two dynamic characters - Inspector Sushil Kumar and Kanwar Lal on screen after 14 years.
Apart from Ambareesh, Operation Antha also had Lakshman, Master Hirannaih, journalist P Lankesh, Sangeetha, Lakshmi Devi, Bank Janardhan and others in the significant roles. The film talks about an effort of a patriot (Inspector Sushil Kumar), who takes up the mission to clean India's corruption and bureaucracy through violence. However, he fails as the corrupt politicians trick him by making use of a baddie (Kanwar Lal). The movie also made some controversies because of its taunts on some real life political figures.