True friend and mentor

True friend and mentor

True friend and mentor


»He was a son, a family member and a best friend. He was a good-looking man and an amazing actor. A jolly fellow by heart, who not once, let anything come between us. He was always smiling and extremely welcoming. He was a great fan of cricket and was always ready for a game.
After Rajkumar, he was the most liked star by the fans. I personally cannot think of any subject without him. I waited for seven years for him to do Raayaru Bandaru Maavana Manege, because I refused to shoot without him. He was someone who respected the language and would never come to the sets without doing his homework. No one can replace him. My child is no more and today, the Dwarkesh-Vishnuvardhan era has ended.

»A dear friend and a blessed actor. It’s not fair that he had to leave all of us so soon. I cannot get over the shock or think of a day without him.

»After Rajkumar, it was Vishnuvardhan, who was a living legend in the Kannada film industry. More than an actor, he was a great friend and a good person. I am deeply shocked.

Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar
»After Rajkumar, he was one actor who had a deep connection with the audience. With this sudden death, there is definitely a huge vacuum in the Kannada film industry. I was lucky enough to have worked with him in two movies, and I always told him that actors of his calibre should experiment with offbeat movies and move away from mainstream cinema at times.
But he used to hesitate a lot because of his fans and always stuck to the roles that his fans liked to see him in. As an individual, Vishnuvardhan was a down-to-earth man, ready to talk about anything. I will miss the deep conversations I shared with him.

»It is a great loss to the industry. He was one person who never differentiated between a junior artiste and a senior. To him everyone was equal. We will truly miss him.

Pooja Gandhi
»Not many people know that even before I signed ‘Mungaru Male’, I had met Vishnuvardhan as I had signed a film which starred his son-in-law Anirrudh. But due to the death of the director, the movie didn’t go on the floors. I remember him as a welcoming person and an inspiring actor.  

Sri Murali
»We shared a deep bonding. He was always joking around with me and my wife Vidya. I always had a strong respect towards him and it is a big loss for one and all.