Nikitha banned in Kannada

The Kannada Film Producers' Association (KFPA) has imposed a three-year ban on popular actress and item girl Nikitha from acting in Kannada movies for allegedly creating trouble in her co-star Darshan's married life.

Darshan's wife Vijayalaksmi filed a police complaint alleging that her actor-husband assaulted her and threatened her and their young child with his licensed revolver. The actor was arrested on Friday. In her complaint, she blamed Nikitha for the problem in her marital life.

The KFPA office bearers decided to ban the actress after visiting Vijayalaxmi in the hospital on Saturday, sources said. It's a lesson for other artistes. We want them to be more professional and concentrate only on their jobs, KFPA president Munirathnam said.

Meanwhile, Nikitha called the ban 'ridiculous' and accused the KFPA for acting 'without proof.' The actress said: Without consulting me, the KFPA has slapped the ban. Darshan and I have acted in three movies. There's nothing between us beyond a professional relationship.