The state of Karnataka is yet to digest the news of Puneeth Rajkumar’s death. Life can be so cruel that a person who was fit and active yesterday morning, turned out to be dead by afternoon. Puneeth is also a known face to the Telugu audiences.
His last release Yuvarathnaa was dubbed into Telugu earlier this year. Most of Puneeth’s films were remakes of Telugu movies like Andhrawala, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamilammayi, and Okkadu. Tollywood directors Puri Jagannath and Meher Ramesh worked with Puneeth for the films Appu and Veera Kannadiga respectively.
Apparently, Puneeth is a huge fan of Megastar Chiranjeevi. It is already known that Chiru is currently acting in the film Bhola Shankar, which is being directed by Meher Ramesh. It is being heard that Puneeth called up Meher and asked him to give at least a small role in the film. Such was his admiration towards Chiranjeevi. But that wish will now remain unfulfilled forever.
Puneeth also shared a close bonding with other Telugu heroes like Balakrishna and Jr. NTR. It is now heard that Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna and Jr NTR will visit Bengaluru today to pay last respects to Puneeth’s body, which is kept at Kanteerava Stadium. Many other celebrities are also expected to attend Puneeth’s last rites. His funeral will be held tomorrow with state honours, declared Karnataka’s Chief Minister Basavaraju Bommai.