The Kannada audience has been holding some grudge against Rashmika Mandanna for a long time now. She received a lot of hate from Kannada movie fans as she left Kannada films to act in Tollywood films. They also troll her for breaking her engagement with Rakshit Shetty for her career.
Recently, Rashmika posted a tweet to celebrate five years of one of her Kannada films starring Puneeth Raj Kumar. She wrote, “Its #5YearsForAnjaniPutra already, I keep thinking about the conversations with @PuneethRajkumar sir, and he was more confident in me than myself always. He has the best heart, forever will be irreplaceable in my heart. Thank you, Harsha sir, for this film, it means a lot to me.”
While some Puneeth fans appreciated her gesture, there were many others who felt that she was buttering them and wanted to get into their good books again. They were in no mood to forgive her and wrote she betrayed them and the Kannada film industry. Some trolled her for forgetting her roots and wrote that she was a chameleon and was doing this fake drama due to the fear of getting banned in Kannada.