Jun 14, 2024, 11:15 PM IST

Murder, assault, domestic abuse: 7 biggest controversies of Kannada star Darshan

Abhimanyu Mathur

Kannada star Darshan and his girlfriend Pavithra Gowda were recently arrested in a murder case

But Challenging Star Darshan has been controversy’s favourite child through the course of his career

In 2011, his wife Vijayalakshmi filed a complaint against him alleging domestic abuse. The case was settled out of court.

In 2021, Darshan was accused of physically assaulting a waiter at a hotel in Mysuru, as well as removing CCTV footage of the fight 

In 2022, Bharat, a Kannada film producer lodged a police complaint against Darshan in 2022 for threatening him

Last year, the Forest Department seized four Bar-headed geese that were illegally kept at Darshan’s farmhouse

In the same year, the star was accused of setting up his dogs to attack his neighbour over a parking dispute

Earlier this year, after he posted a 10-year anniversary picture with ‘friend’ Pavithra Gowda, he was accused of cheating on his wife.

Pavithra and Darshan are now both in judicial custody for six days after police have pinned the murder of Darshan’s fan Renuka Swamy on them

Renuka Swamy had abused Pavithra; angered by it Darshan allegedly instructed his other fans to kill him