Darshan is one of the most popular actors in Kannada cinema who enjoys a massive fan following across Karnataka. He is fondly called as Challenging Star by the Kannada audiences. Recently, the actor has let out his disappointment in Kannada people being critical and not encouraging films of their mother tongue.
Speaking at a recent interview, Darshan said that audiences should support Kannada cinema instead of being critical about it. He also appreciated noted actor Sanchari Vijay for taking up versatile roles. Darshan said that Sanchari Vijay is one of the most talented actors in the industry. If some other actor from another industry played the roles that Vijay played in his career, people would've praised that actor, but somehow, we fail to encourage our own people, added Darshan. The actor urged the audiences to encourage the regional cinema so that more content-oriented films and talented artists will get noticed.
Sanchari Vijay is a prominent Kannada actor who has acted in many versatile roles in various films. For his portrayal of a transgender in the film Naanu Avanalla...Avalu, he won a National Award as the Best Actor. He is the first Kannadiga to win the Best Actor National Award.