Bengaluru, December, 2009: Radio Mirchi never fails to fulfill the wishes of its ardent listeners! Three lucky girls won themselves a chance to meet their favorite Sandalwood actor Yash through an on-air contest conducted on Radio Mirchi. Yash was present at the Hotel Bells on Saturday to promote his latest flick – Kallara Santhe which is making waves with its unusual storyline.
As per the contest rules, One lucky winner had the opportunity to get a ride in auto rickshaw by the Actor himself. But the generous Actor, Yash did not want to dishearten the other 2 girls and took all 3 for an auto rickshaw ride at an event.
Yash who plays an auto rickshaw driver in the movie was happy enough to take the excited fans for a round in the auto. Talking of his experience of being the auto driver in real, Yash said, “Auto Rickshaw is one of the cultural symbols of Bengaluru and I am proud to have become a part of the city"s culture! It feels good to make someone happy, even it means driving an auto. I dint know that I had such a huge female following, until Radio Mirchi revealed it to me. I heard there was a big queue of girls, wanting to go on a ride with me!"
One of the winners, excitedly said, “I have been a great fan of Yash since his TV days, I used to watch 'Preethi Illade Mele' just to get a glimpse of him. It"s like a dream come true to have met Yash, would like thank Radio Mirchi for giving me this opportunity!"
With the glee of success on lingering on his face, Yash spoke about the movie and said, “It is an absolutely a rewarding experience to have been a part of Kallara Santhe, this certainly the most meaningful movie I have done till date. The movie is yet to gain the required attention but gradually I see audiences are coming forward to watch and appreciate the movie."
As the year ends, Kallara Santhe comes as a welcome break to the Kannada audiences who have received an overdose of love and rowdyism movies in 2009. The movie directed by Sumana Kittur with story from Agni Shridhar portrays a sharp political satire and has faired well among the critics.