Actors down South have an insane number fan followers and not just that, fans down South worship big stars. While we know that Rajinikanth has tons of fan followers who worship him, KGF starrer Yash too has a tremendous number of fan followers and recently one of them committed suicide on not getting to meet the actor. Yash, who recently turned 33, decided to not celebrate his birthday as a tribute to his fan.
Condemining the act, Yash told the media, “He has clicked selfies with me on my birthday (last year). I’m sorry to say but this is not fandom and I don’t believe he can be a fan. I request my fans to never take such drastic steps. A few days before my birthday, I had put out a video saying I am not celebrating my birthday this year. This is very hurtful.”
The 26-year-old fan Ravi Raghuram, had come to meet actor Yash but since he could not, he set himself on fire outside the actor’s Bangaluru residence. Reports suggest that Ravi suffered 70 % burn and was immediately taken to Victoria hospital by the securities of the residence. Revealing about Ravi’s crazy for Yash, his father told the reporters, “Ravi goes every year to meet Yash. Last year he had taken us to his house as well. This year, we had told him not to go, but he persisted. Do not know where Ravi got the petrol from”.
According to a Times now report, Yash visited the hospital and said, “I do not want fans like this, this is not fandom or love, this does not bring me happiness. I will not come to see anybody else like this again, it will give the wrong message to fans who think that I will come and meet them (if they take drastic steps like this).”
According to a report in The News Minute, Dr KT Ramesh, revealed that even he was battling with the support of equipment, Ravi was only talking about Yash. The doctor also revealed that “When we were dressing his wounds, Ravi asked the doctors whether Yash would come to see him, now that he was struggling between life and death”.