After the news of Kannada stars Rakshit Shetty and Rashmika Mandanna's break-up surfaced in public, Kirik Party director's social media timeline was flooded with messages of sympathy, support and wishes. 

Later, Rakshit requested everyone to stop abusing and trolling Rashmika Mandanna over their breakup. Sandalwood superstar, Kiccha Sudeep also extended his moral support to Rakshit and Rashmika. 



"That's dignity n maturity Rakshith . Stay blessed my friend. ..................... Public personalities dsnt mean emotions need to be public too isn't it?? Everyone deserves a bit of space my frnzz,,n it isn't too mch one can ask for. . [sic]" Sudeep tweeted.

Rashmika and Rakshit, who fell in love with each other on the sets of Sandalwood blockbuster Kirik Party, got engaged on July 3, 2017. Speaking to the media, the couple had said that the marriage was not on cards and it might happen only after two years. 

In an interview with BTV News, Rashmika's mother Suman Mandanna said that the families are moving on after the break-up. "We are disturbed and on the path to recovery. For every individual, his life comes first.... nobody likes to hurt each other and everybody should be happy..." Suman revealed.

Find the complete text of Rakshit's letter to media and fans here:

To Respected People!

I had announced that I will be off social media to concentrate on other things. But I had to come back in order to clarify a few things, for what has been playing from the last couple of days has been literally snatching away everything a person loved and lived for!

You all have formed opinions about Rashmika. I don't blame any of you because that's how it is projected. Everyone of us believe what we see and what is said. But it need not be true. Most of the time we come to a conclusion without even thinking from another perspective. I have known Rashmika for more than two years and I have known her better than any of you. There are many factors which are acting here. Please stop judging her. Please let her be in peace. I hope everything comes to a conclusion soon and you all will know the reality. Please don't go by any media news. None of them have first hand information from me or Rashmika herself. Many are creating their own news for their requirement. Assumptions are not reality.

Keeping this page live for few days so that this message is conveyed to everyone. I will be back when it's really needed and me leaving social media has nothing to do with any of this. I only want to concentrate on work since social media was getting addictive. ☺


-Rakshit Shetty