Growing support for Nikita after ban

Bangalore: The three year ban slapped on Nikita 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.

Nikitha, 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 reporters.

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.

Nikita 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."

The actress had recently announced her first home production, starring Duniya Vijay and Aditya opposite her.

Both of them have voiced their support for Darshan in the past few days.

Meanwhile,Kannada actress Tara,who spoke to reporters after visiting Darshan at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital for Chest Diseases for multiple ailments rued that KFPA "has taken a decision to ban Nikita 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 by talks ... this is my wish," she said.

Doddanna had reportedly expressed support to Nikita, 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 giving a police complaint naming her as being responsible for the storm
in her marital life. However, the allegation is yet to be ascertained.

PTI

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