According to media reports, a group of Kannada activists stormed the Lalith Mahal Palace hotel in Mysuru and created ruckus during the filming of Shivalinga, a Tamil remake of the Kannada superhit by the same name.
However, the situation was brought under control by the police team present at the hotel. The police had to resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the mob.
Reports said that no crew members were hurt in the incident. The police, meanwhile, has increased the security at the hotel, where the crew will stay until the situation returned to normalcy.
The film crew has suspended the shooting for now.
Shivalinga has choreographer and filmmaker Raghava Lawrence and Ritika Singh in the lead roles. The film is directed by P Vasu, who also helmed the Kannada version with actor Shivarajkumar in the lead.
The Tamil film also stars comedian Vadivelu.
The ongoing water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka took a nasty turn after protests in Bengaluru and some parts of Karnataka turned violent. The protesters attacked vehicles and business establishments connected to Tamil Nadu intensifying the tension between the two states.
Some of the celebrities from Tamil and Kannada film industries have appealed to protesters in both states to maintain calm and seek justice in a peaceful manner.