It is difficult to think of a more colourful character in Kannada cinema—maybe even Indian cinema—than M.H. Amarnath Gowda also known as Ambarish. The Mandyada Gandu has impeccable pedigree (he is grandson of Piteelu Chowdiah); wowed cineastes like Puttanna Kanagal with his acting skills (Ranganayaki); is enormously popular in an industry riven by camps; and has managed to encash his box-office appeal at the ballot box.
At the height of the Cauvery “crisis”, the Mandya MP “resigned” as Union Minister of information and broadcasting. What is the one question that you are dying to ask the happy-go-lucky, chain-smoking, horserace-loving actor who makes no bones about loving his drink? Please keep your queries short and civil.