'I wouldn't hurt anybody'

'I wouldn't hurt anybody'
Actor-turned-politician Ambarish is back, looking fitter and healthier than before. "
 
There has been not a minute’s rest for the veteran actor from the day he has arrived, swarmed as he is by his fans and friends from the film and political fraternity.

Ambarish and his wife Sumalatha say that it is only people’s prayers and of course the actor’s inner strength that saw them through the tough phase of his ill-health and hospitalisation. 
 
Ambarish did not only campaign for the forthcoming elections but is all set to play the role of Kempegowda in his next project Ambareesha.                                                                                                                                                                                             
Sharing her experiences, actress Sumalatha confesses that she went through a tough phase, and concealing her feelings was the biggest challenge. 

“When Ambarish was admitted to the hospital, there was so much pressure building up from all sides. His fans and friends were just as eager about his health as I was. But I had to contain my emotions and feeling of insecurity, and put up a brave front just to ensure stability among people,” she confesses. 

Sumalatha and Ambarish have been married for 22 years and she says that she has always felt secure and protected in his presence. 

And to have him back, stronger than he ever was before, is surely a blessing in disguise.
 
“It is because of Ambarish that I’ve opened up and begun connecting with people. Not all people can connect with the ordinary masses the way Ambarish does and 
that is something that I have learnt and imbibed from him over the years,” she adds. 
 
Ambarish too agrees that he battled with the toughest situations. 

“I was overwhelmed with the love and support I got from people here. I came back and when I was asked to campaign, I didn’t disappoint anybody and went ahead. I am here to do good for people and will continue to do so until I can,” says Ambarish.

Talking about politics, he says, “I never really nursed any ambition in politics but when people have instilled their faith in me, I have to justify my position and action. For me, politics is all about respect. I wouldn’t hurt anybody, either through my words or action,” he reasons.
 
One the film front, Ambarish is essaying the role of Kempegowda in Ambareesha. He says, “I appear in a song where I play the role of Kempegowda. The song talks about an advise I give to Darshan, wherein I urge him to take forward the vision of founder Kempegowda. It’s a song that has been lavishly conceptualised.” 
 
Sharing her thoughts on the association between Ambarish and the film industry, Sumalatha says, “We both don’t want to lose touch with the film industry because that’s where we both began and we have some wonderful friends from the industry.”
 
When asked if their son Abhishek would follow his father’s footsteps and take to acting, Sumalatha says, “He’s doing his masters in political science in London. His father is his role model and he almost hero worships him but he’s free to choose what he wants to do. There are no compulsions.”
 

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