Indian Actress Banned Over Affair

Talk about a fair punishment or innocent until proven guilty. Indian actress Nikita Thukral has been banned for three years by the Kannada Film Producers’ Association over an alleged affair with popular action star Darshan. Never mind that Thukral has denied any romantic link with Darshan, calling the ban “ridiculous.” The association, which controls Kannada language films, accused Thukral of spoiling “the domestic harmony of a fellow actor.” How the “domestic harmony” was spoiled was that Darshan was arrested on domestic-violence charges last week after his wife alleged that he had beaten her and threatened her with a gun, though she later withdrew the complaint. The argument was reportedly over the alleged affair with Thukral. So, Thukral has been told by the association to apologize “for her behavior” and to promise to “just work in films and not get involved in the domestic affairs of fellow actors.” Perhaps the association should do the same?