Director SS Rajamouli was all praises for actor Yash at KGF’s pre-release event held in Hyderabad on Sunday. The hit filmmaker said he came to know about Yash a few years ago when he asked his friend about who was leading the box office in Karnataka. “I was told that a new actor has come to the industry and he is overtaking all top actors by giving back-to-back hits.
And that actor’s name was Yash. When I further enquired about him, I was told he was the son of a bus driver,” Rajamouli recalled. SS Rajamouli said he was more impressed when he learned about Yash’s father. “Even after Yash became a superstar, his father is still driving the bus. When Yash asked his father to leave the job as he has made a lot of money and name for himself, his father refused.
His father told him that I made you a superstar by doing this job. So you focus on your work and I will focus on mine,” he added. “When I heard about this, I felt Yash’s father was a bigger superstar than Yash himself.”
The Baahubali director said he was in Bengaluru recently for a discussion on his upcoming film ‘RRR’ when he met the makers of KGF. “Yash and I were staying in the same hotel. And they asked me if they can meet me for a few minutes. And they showed me the visuals of KGF and I was truly blown away,” he said.