Re-affirming their friendship in the industry, Sudeep has not only complimented Darshan on the success of Bulbul, but also called him the No 1 in the industry. Before flying to Pune for shooting Bigg Boss on Thursday afternoon, Sudeep said on his micro-blogging account, "Congrats to the team of Bulbul for a wonderful success. I had predicted that my buddy was knocking the door of being # 1, Well "D,, was I wrong''? !
In an industry rife with rivalry, Sudeep's words come as a surprise, acknowledging another actor as No 1. Some years ago, the two were considered bitter rivals. A big hue and cry was made out of two film dialogues in their respective films. Sudeep had a line in a film which said he studied in a Convent. This was seen as a counter to Darshan's line in his previous film where he said he was from a government school. But in real life, the two have become great pals.
Darshan refers to Sudeep in his micro-blogging site as 'chinna,' while Sudeep calls Darshan 'D.'