Police to probe surreptitious photo-shoot at Mysuru Palace

Police to probe surreptitious  photo-shoot at Mysuru Palace

City Police Commissioner B Dayananda on Thursday said that the department would conduct a probe into the reported photo-shoot inside the Palace. He said, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, also Mysuru Palace executive officer, had directed that an investigation be conducted.

Photographs of a couple, said to be Adithya and Navyatha, posing for the photo-shoot inside the durbar Hall were shared on social networking sites. The couple have also posed for the camera at the Kalyan Mantap (marriage hall), durbar Hall and other spots inside the Palace.

Dayananda told reporters that there was no permission granted to take photos or shoot video inside the Palace and that the police were not informed in this regard beforehand. “We will go through the CCTV footage and take necessary action. Details of the couple and when the shooting was held are yet be ascertained, said the commissioner.

Historian P V Nanjaraj Urs said, “The police have provided tight security at the Palace’s South gate. The North gate is under the purview of the royal family. It is not possible for anyone to do a photo-shoot without informing the authorities.”

According to the authorities, Mayura, a Kannada movie of thespian Rajkumar, was the last film shot inside the Palace. Permission was sought for Rajnikant’s movie ‘Linga’, but the Palace authorities had declined it.

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