Kannada actor Duniya Vijay’s problems seem to be far from over as on Tuesday he was arrested by police on charges of assaulting an elderly man and was later released on bail. Complainant Jayaram has accused Vijay of slapping and kicking him following a heated argument over a family dispute. Jayaram is the father-in-law of Shankar Gowda, brother of Sundar Gowda, who is the producer of Vijay’s upcoming film Mastigudi.
Sundar Gowda has been held at the Ramanagaram prison by police after two young Kannada actors died while shooting the climax scene for Mastigudi, which is bankrolled by him. Since Vijay is close to Gowda’s family, he intervened to support Shankar in their family matter. According to the reports, Shankar and Jayaram’s daughter Manasa came to know each other through Facebook and got married a few months ago, However, their relationship hit rough waters due to differences prompting other family members to intervene to sort out the differences between the couple.
When Jayaram visited Shankar’s house at Chennammanakere Achchukattu in Banashankari III Stage to discuss the matter, Vijay also arrived there.The actor supported Shankar, which led to a heated exchange between him and Jayaram. Vijay lost his cool and assaulted the 55-year-old man and he collapsed on the spot. Following which, Jayaram was taken to a hospital.
In his complaint, Jayaram has alleged that his daughter has been subjected to domestic violence at Shankar’s house and he is worried about her safety and well-being. He has also accused Vijay of repeatedly assaulting him and abusing him. Based on his complaint, police held Vijay under IPC sections 321 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341(wrongful restraint), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation). Later the Kannada actor was released on bail with a warning.
The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce had also issued a temporary ban against Vijay along with Mastigudi director Nagashekhar and stunt director Ravi Varma, following the death Anil Kumar and Raghava Uday.