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Yash

Where: KGF: Chapter 1

Why: Simply because no one expected the Kannada film industry to pull off a Baahubali. If Prashanth Neel was the Rajamouli behind this film, ‘Rocking Star’ Yash was its Prabhas, its pan-Indian face. KGF was released in five languages, and it became the first Kannada film to cross the Rs. 100-crore mark at the box office. (You could say that it disrupted the image of the Kannada film industry, and the Kannada film star.) And yet, Yash insisted that KGF was not simply a response to the Baahubali phenomenon. He said, repeatedly, that he and his team wanted to change the perception that the Kannada film industry was a small one, contained in the state. And now, the sequel is on the cards. Yash says Part 2 will be bigger in every way. It has to, for Yash is no longer just a “Kannada star”.




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