A poll conducted by the popular English Channel CNN IBN has revealed that Super Star Dr. Vishnuvardhana is the most popular star in the Kannada film industry. Dr. Vishnuvardhana had scored 52 percent of the votes, while Golden Star Ganesh had scored 48 percent votes.
The poll was conducted very recently.
Similar polls were conducted to determine the most popular star in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries. In a close contest, Mammootty who got 51 percent of popular votes managed to win the popular star tag ahead of Mohan Lal who go 49 percent of popular votes. In case of Tamil and Telugu films, it was Rajnikanth and Chiranjeevi who ruled supreme marching ahead of their competitors Kamal Hassan and Nagarjuna.