Darshan apologises, Jaggesh decides to end controversy

Darshan apologises, Jaggesh decides to end controversy

Sandalwood actor Darshan. Credit: DH File Photo

The controversy involving senior actor Jaggesh and ‘Challenging Star’ Darshan seemed to have settled on Wednesday with Darshan tendering an apology “on behalf of his fans and celebrities” and Jaggesh “putting an end to everything in the interest of the Kannada film industry.”

“I don’t know what happened. Jaggesh is a senior actor and a bigger man. If he has been hurt or insulted by me or my fans, I will tender an apology. I did try to teach out to him for an apology after my fans targeted him,” Darshan said in Bengaluru.

“I don’t know who created the controversy, why was it created and why was it spread,” he said.

Meanwhile, Jaggesh, currently shooting for his latest film Totapuri at Attahalli near Bannur in T Narasipur in Mysuru district said that he would put an end to everything in the interest of welfare of the Kannada film industry. “I adore Darshan now and in future.”

“A conspiracy was hatched to accost me in Ramanagar and create ruckus. There was a plot to block Bengaluru-Mysuru highway and exhibit ‘their’ power across the state,” he said.

Jaggesh claimed that he stood by Darshan whenever the latter landed in trouble.

An audio clip that reportedly had Jaggesh’s voice had gone viral on social media. The person in the clipping was heard making certain remarks against Darshan and his fans. Jaggesh had clarified that he spoke about a web designer named Darshan, but not the ‘Challenging Star.’

Darshan’s fans were enraged by the content of the clip and stormed the sets of Jaggesh’s film Totapuri on February 22. Jaggesh was forced to tender an apology. Some of them videographed the incident on their mobile phones and uploaded it on social media.

As Jaggesh took to Twitter expressing his anger over the incident, his fans in Bengaluru flocked to the office of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and demanded action against those who misbehaved with him.

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