Actor Kiccha Sudeep, who has always been very vocal about expressing his thoughts loud and clear on social media, did it once again. The actor called out a man from the crowd for attacking actor Darshan with a slipper recently. The actor also suggested in his tweet that the man who attacked Darshan at the event was presumably a fan of late actor Puneeth Rajkumar. He shared an extensive statement accompanied with a tweet that read: "Rebellion isn't always an answer." Referring to the video as "disturbing" the actor began his not with these words: "Our land, language and culture is all about love and respect. Every problem has a solution, and every solution has multiple ways of being solved. Each and every individual deserves to be treated with dignity, and any problem can be solved in a manner that is pleasant and calm."
The 49-year-old actor pointed out that this kind of behaviour raises a multitude of questions. "The video I saw was very disturbing. There were many others and the leading lady of the film standing there as well who were just a part of the event and had nothing to do with the rage that was prevailing at that time. Humiliating them publicly brings about questions as to are we Kannadigas known for these unjustified reactions. Is this kind of outburst even an option?" he added.
Kiccha Sudeep also addressed the rivalry between fans of Darshan and those of late actor Puneeth Rajkumar. "As far as Darshan is concerned, I agree there may have been a situation that isn't so pleasant between him and Puneeth fans. But is this the reaction Puneeth himself would have appreciated and supported? An answer to this is something that probably each of his beloved fans knows. One silly act from one individual in the crowd shouldn't damage the whole system called love, dignity and respect that Puneeth fans are known for," read an excerpt from his statement.
Kiccha Sudeep stated that despite his differences with Darshan, he can't overlook the actor's contribution to the Kannada cinema. Kiccha Sudeep and Darshan, who were rumoured to be rivals for the longest time, put an end to reports about their tiff when Sudeep complimented Darshan on his 2013 film Bul Bul. Kiccha Sudeep added, "Darshan has contributed a lot to this industry and our language. The differences between us isn't something that will stop me from speaking about what I truly feel. He surely didn't deserve this kind of treatment and it disturbed me as well."
"Kannada industry and the people of our land are known for good reasons for which Kannada and Karnataka are respected across all states. We shouldn't be spreading this kind of message. Rebelling like this isn't an answer or a reaction towards any situation," the Vikrant Rona star added in his statement.
Explain what led him to write the note in the first place, the actor stated that he is "was close" to both Darshan and Puneeth Rajkumar. "I do understand there will be differences between actors, fans etc and I'm no one to come in between and speak about that. But I am also someone who was close to both Darshan and Puneeth an keeping the position I held in their lives , I took this liberty to pen down my feelings."
The actor signed off the statement with these words: "Forgive me if at all I spoke more than what I should have. Having travelled 27 years in this fraternity I have realised one thing for sure. Nothing and no one is forever. Let's spread love, and respect and get the same in return from all. That's the only way one can win over anyone and any situation."
Read Kiccha Sudeep's statement here:
Rebellion isn't always an Answer.— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) December 20, 2022
This is the video that Kiccha Sudeep was referring to in his tweet.
#WeStandWithDbosspic.twitter.com/zHXZhue0v9— GODZILLA (@NTR_AA_GODZILLA) December 19, 2022
Darshan is busy promoting his film Kranti, also starring Rachita Ram, Ravichandran and Sumalatha. It is slated to hit the screens in January, next year. Puneeth Rajkumar died at the age of 46 last year.