EXCLUSIVE: Shiva Rajkumar remembers brother Puneeth Rajkumar; ‘I don’t feel that he’s gone away’

In an Exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, Kannada supestar Shiva Rajkumar opened about his late brother Puneeth Rajkumar. He also extensively spoke about how he remembers him...

Akhila Menon
Written by Akhila Menon , Journalist
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 | 08:29 AM IST | 168.1K
Shiva Rajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar
Shiva Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar (Image credits: Instagram)
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Shiva Rajkumar, the Kannada superstar is totally busy in his acting career with some promising projects in the pipeline. The celebrated actor recently made a massive entry into the Tamil movie industry with his electrifying cameo appearance in Jailer, the recently released Rajinikanth starrer. Shiva Rajkumar is currently busy promoting Ghost, his much-awaited actioner which is set to hit the screens this weekend.

However, when it comes to his personal life, the Kannada superstar and his family are still coping with the untimely demise of his younger brother, the celebrated actor Puneeth Rajkumar. In a recent Exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, Sandalwood's Shivanna opened up about his beloved Appu, and revealed how he remembers him.

Shiva Rajkumar remembers brother Puneeth Rajkumar

In his chat with Pinkvilla, Shiva Rajkumar revealed that he has never felt that his brother Puneeth Rajkumar is not around him anymore. "I don't feel that he's gone away from us. Because he's always there with me," stated the doting brother. According to the celebrated actor, he never goes to the place where his younger brother was cremated, as he doesn't believe in that concept. The superstar added that it is the same for him, even in the cases of his father and mother.



"If I'm shooting nearby, I'll go. Otherwise, usually I don't visit. Because I don't feel that they are gone. Once we go and do that Puja and all, we feel that we are sending them away. I don't want to do that," explained Shiva Rajkumar. The senior actor further added that Puneeth Rajkumar will always be in the hearts of everyone who loved him. "I want to make him live always with us," concluded Shivanna.

Watch Shiva Rajkumar's interview with Pinkvilla, here:

Shiva Rajkumar's work front

Coming back to Shiva Rajkumar's exciting work front, the Kannada superstar has a massive line-up of promising projects in his kitty. After the mega success of Rajinikanth starrer Jailer, the celebrated actor is now gearing up for his second outing in Tamil cinema, with Captain Miller. The project, which stars Dhanush in the titular role, will feature Shivanna in a pivotal role.

If the reports are to be believed, Shiva Rajkumar is also gearing up for his grand debut in Malayalam cinema with L2: Empuraan, the upcoming Mohanlal starrer which is helmed by actor-director Prithviraj Sukumaran. However, both the actor and makers of the Lucifer sequel have not confirmed the reports officially, yet.

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Shiva Rajkumar opens up about working in Jailer; says Rajinikanth is more like family

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