The 'reel life' hero has been charged by his wife, Vijayalakshmi for beating her up black and blue, threatening to kill her and her son Vineesh. When the actor was taken into custody by the police, while entering the gates of jail, he collapsed.
But, later when he was transferred to a ward in the prison hospital, that didn't satisfy his celebrity friends from the Kannada film industry. They demanded better scope of treatment for the actor. Hence, after persuading and manipulating the authorities, they finally turned out successful to shift Darshan to a better hospital for treatment, since he was having an asthma attack.
"This is a blatant violation of prison rules since hundreds of inmates suffering from asthma are getting treatment in the jail hospital. Why is it that Darshan can't?" prison officials questioned, alleging that the star also smoked a cigarette during the drama. But, as we all know about an actor's starry airs, who would try all possible means to skip legal music, it's the same in the case of Darshan. The big names in the film industry finally made it after exerting tremendous pressure over the jail staffs to shift Darshan to a better hospital.
The actor is also said to have befriended the jail authorities during his shoot for his upcoming movie Bheematirada Hantakaru in the Central Jail a few days before he committed the crime of assaulting wife. He was again successful in pulling strings.
After being taken to NIMHANS, Darshan was shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Hospital for Chest Diseases. Despite of everything, it seems that the action and legal attitude shown towards the actor is too lenient and soft.
Moreover, the recent incident in Vijayanagar, where Darshan's frenzy and furious fans turned violent over the cause of his arrest have also added fuel to fire to the entire scenario. Thousands of his fans marched into the streets and tried to Gerrao Vijayanagr police station on Friday morning, as soon as Darshan's arrest news spread like wildfire. Police had tough time controlling the crowd and had to call for additional unit of police force to the spot.