For the first time, actor Ramesh Aravind has opened up about his grief over the sudden demise of veteran Kannada actor Dr. Vishnuvardhan. He said that his death caused a biggest loss to Sandalwood. He said that he feels mentally disturbed whenever he thinks of the absence of his best friend Dr. Vishnu.
Recently, Ramesh Aravind attended the DVD/VCD launch of Vishnu"s Blockbuster movie Aaptha Rakshaka, which was organized by Reliance TimeOut in association with Moser Maer. After unveiling the DVD/VCD, he spoke to India"s leading online portal Oneindia and expressed his grief over loss of Vishnu.
The noted Sandalwood producer considers Vishnu as a great human being. He said, “Vishnu was a very loving, caring and friendly person. Moreover, he was a great human being. Who was very close to the hearts of 6 crores Kannadigas." He added, “We were very close to each other and many a times, we used to call up each other unnecessarily and talk about a TV serial or a movie that we had seen that day. Sometimes, I used to call him up and tell him, “Hey, I"m watching this TV show. It"s really wonderful. You also watch it."
Recalling his last meeting with Vishnu in Chennai, Ramesh said, “Last time, I had met him in Chennai, where he was in the get up of 120-years-old man. He had put on long and grey beard and weird look. Although he was irritated by his get up, he completed final fight shooting."
Talking about Aaptha Rakshaka, Ramesh said, “We can"t forget Vishnu"s last movie Aaptha Rakshaka in which he has delivered wonderful acting at the age of 50s. Fortunately, we are getting a chance to see his movie in DVD form. On this occasion, I would like to thank Moser Baer for giving us this opportunity. All Kannadigas can keep this DVD/VCD as a best document of Vishnu."
Ramesh added, “Recently, I had visited Singapore to attend a Kannada related event, where thousands of Kannada film fans had come. They were holding the DVDs of Muru guttu, Ondu Sullu, Ondu Nija and couple of my movies in their hands. They received me warmly and wished me. They all seemed quite excited with DVDs because DVDs are the only way to reach them. They were asking me when the DVDs of Aaptha Rakshaka will come. Now, Moser Baer has fulfilled their desire."
Meanwhile, he also remembered his shooting experience with Vishnuji, Avinash, actress Prema, late actress Soundarya and director P Vasu on the sets of Blockbuster movie Apthamitra. He described, “It was wonderful experience working with all these people. Each incident that happened on the sets is still green in my mind. I can never forget them. I thank Apthamitra bosses for giving me this opportunity."