Bengaluru: Assistant revenue officer Taranath of the Banashankari sub-division in Bengaluru filed a complaint against Sandalwood actor Dhruva Sarja at the Banashankari police station. The complaint was filed with regard to life-size cut outs of the actor put up illegally at various places on October 6 (Sarja's birthday).

25-foot long cut outs were placed in Yediyur on KR Road. Currently, the cut outs have been removed and a case has been filed against the actor under the Karnataka Open Place (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act 1981 and Section 188 of Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act 1976.

Dhruva Sarja celebrated his birthday on October 6 and his fans had put up the cut outs and hoardings.


The Karnataka High Court has ordered not to put up flexes, banners or cut outs at any place without permission. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been given the onus of keeping a check on such illegal hoardings, etc, removing them and punishing the culprits.

Following this, the Karnataka Film Chamber has appealed to the chief minister to allow the use of banners, hoardings, etc, for the purpose of movie's publicity.