In an interview with the TOI, Rajkumar family has dubbed the ban as an irresponsible act and they have also insisted the producers to withdraw their ban. “Banning an artiste is an irresponsible act. They have to take back the ban immediately; otherwise, the Kannada film industry will become a laughing stock before other film industries. We should not allow that to happen," Raghavendra told TOI.
Talking about the unsavoury episode involving Kannada actor Darshan, his wife Vijayalakshmi and actress Nikitha, Shivaraj Kumar said, “It's a hasty decision. I don't approve of it. Banning an artiste is not the solution. We are playing with the future of an artiste. I feel before taking such decisions, we should think of the pros and cons."
Puneet Rajkumar has also termed the ban as wrong decision by the Producers' Association. “How can it ban an artiste? I hope things will come back to normal fast. There is law and order to take care of certain issues. It is wrong to ban Nikita and also warn any artiste," the TOI quotes Puneet as saying.
However, late veteran actor Dr. Rajkumar's son advised the Kannada film producers to concentrate on making some quality Kannada movies. Meanwhile, the first family of Kannada film industry also prayed for the Darshan couple"s quick recovery and that they settle down in life fast.