Sudeep has requested journalists and his fans as well not to compare him or his work with those of Vishnuvardhan. An online poll was conducted to find out the best title song in the Kotigobba film series. The title song of Kotigobba 3 starring Sudeep was released earlier this week and has become a sensation with 5 million views in a little over three days. Sudeep also starred in Kotigobba 2 a few years ago. The Kotigobba title in Sandalwood started with the original film 20 years ago starring the late superstar Vishnuvardhan. When the poll was conducted to seek opinion of fans on the best title song among the three films, Sudeep responded in a way that made fans appreciate him.
"Kotigobba started wth Appaji Vishnu sir and nothing can replace what started with him.
With due respect request you and everyone not to have such polls wher our elders and pillars of our industry are pulled in.
My films and me are too small to be even compared," Sudeep responded. This immediately drew praise from his fans who pointed out that his humbleness and respect towards Vishnuvardhan made them appreciate him more.