Sandalwood actor Darshan Thoogudeepa has constantly made headlines for quite controversial and scandalous things. In a short time, he earned a massive fan following over his powerful onscreen presence. Here’s a look at top 5 controversies and scandals of the actor that made headlines.
Here are 5 such controversies surrounding the popular Kannada actor
1. Assaulting his wife Vijaylakshmi
He was arrested in 2017 for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife, Vijayalakshmi. He was booked under different IPC sections including 307 (attempt to murder) and Arms act. The couple accused and targeted each other on their character and conduct. refuted Darshan’s allegations and said, she never had a boyfriend.
2. Affair with Nikita Thukral
Vijayalakshmi had filed a complaint against the actor stating that he was having an affair with his co-star Nikita Thukral. Post the controversy, the Karnataka Film Producers’ Association imposed a 3-year ban on the actress from working in the film industry.
3. Abruptly ending friendship with Sudeep Kiccha
Sudeep Kiccha and Darshan Thoogudeepa shared a great bond, however, things turned bitter between the two in 2017. Darshan also took to social media and revealed that he is no longer friends with Kichcha Sudeep. “Me & Sudeep aren’t Friends Anymore. We are just Actors working for Kannada Industry. No more speculations please. That’s the end of it,” tweeted Darshan.
4. Chingari Controversy
Chingari’s producer Mahadev attacked Darshan by stating that the actor had used abusive language against his son in a telephonic conversation. However, when Darshan was asked to comment on these remarks he refused to react to them.
5. Ambassador of Karnataka Health Department
Darshan created quite a buzz when he was chosen as the ambassador for the Karnataka Health Department . Considering that the actor was in judicial custody for assaulting his wife during that time, activists and the Women’s Commission were extremely unhappy with this choice.