Growing support for Nikhita after ban

The three year ban slapped on actor Nikhita Thukral by Kannada Film Producers’ Association (KFPA) has led to growing support for her from the film fraternity in the State, with some saying the decision was taken in a hurry.

Nikhita, reportedly admitted to a hospital in Mumbai for low blood pressure due to stress, claimed many from the industry in the South and Bollywood have come out to stand by her.

“I came to know through media reports about their support for me. Lot of actors from the industry in the South and Hindi film world, including Amareesh, Tara and Doddanna, are supporting for me,” she told PTI.

KFPA had slapped the ban on her for allegedly creating marital disharmony in the family of actor Darshan, who has been arrested for reportedly physically harassing his wife.

“I don’t know what to do... I need to speak to Doddanna, (Kannada Cine Artists Association Secretary),” she said when asked if she would lodge a compliant with KCAA.

Nikhita said she had also tried to speak to KFPA president Muniratna Naidu, but that he had not answered her call.

Asked if she would fly down to Bangalore to solve the problem, she said, “I have not thought about it now.”

Meanwhile, actor Tara, who spoke to reporters after visiting Darshan at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital for Chest Diseases, rued that KFPA “has taken the decision to ban Nikhita in a hurry.”

“Right now KCAA president is abroad and after his return will convene a meeting and resolve the matter. It is necessary that both Kannada film producers and cine artistes get justice through talks... this is my wish,” she said.

Doddanna had reportedly expressed his support for Nikhita, saying the association would stand by her and fight for her after she files an official complaint with them.

KFPA president Munirathna Naidu had stated that the decision was taken in the light of Darshan’s wife filing a police complaint naming her as responsible for the storm in her marital life. However, the allegation is yet to be ascertained.

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