A day after Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar succumbed to heart attack while working out at the gym many celebs from the film industry have been pouring into Bengaluru to pay their last respects to the actor. Among the attendees at the Kantheerava Stadium, where Puneeth’s body was kept for public viewing, were actor, choreographer and director Prabhudheva; Rana Daggubati; and Balakrishna. Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Gehlot and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also attended the solemn occasion.
Even as the late actor’s fans and followers have been in shock over the news of the untimely death, celebs at the public viewing couldn’t seem to hold back their emotions. While Balakrishna and Rana were seen tearing up, Prabhudheva was seen working hard to control his emotions.
The last rites of the late actor will be performed at Kantheerava Studio, where Puneeth’s parents were also buried, once his daughter Vandita arrives from the US in a government-chartered special flight.
The city of Bengaluru, where the actor lived, has been on high alert since the news of the actor, who was fondly called Appu and Powerstar, went public. The Karnataka Government has also declared two days of public mourning....