The rivalry between Puneeth and Darshan fans has taken a new turn, as the team of 'Kranti' did not pay tribute to Puneeth in the film's opening titles. The social media is on fire, and both the actor fans are at a war of words and hatred of each other related to 'Kranti'.
Fans of Puneeth are questioning how the 'Kranti' team can break the Kannada industry's tradition of paying tribute to the late actor. The tradition of paying tributes to Puneeth has been in place for more than a year.
Following Puneeth Rajkumar's tragic death in October 2021, most Kannada theatrical releases paid tribute to him. The list included pan-India films such as 'KGF Chapter 2.' Many expected the 'Kranti' team to pay tribute to Puneeth. They expected tributes to quell fan feuds between Puneeth and Darshan fans. But this act by 'Kranti' has infuriated Puneeth fans.
Many other hero fans, as well as Puneeth fans, took to Twitter to express their outrage and disappointment at the act of not paying tribute to Puneeth. The title credits of 'Kranti,' included a special 'thank you' note to all of Darshan's fans or 'celebrities.' The clip has been dubbed the 'worst maturity' of Darshan and his fans.
Darshan was attacked by an alleged Puneeth Rajkumar fan during the 'Bombe Bombe' song launch event last month. The incident happened during the promotion of 'Kranti' in Hospet. A slipper was thrown at the actor. The incident sparked outrage in the Kannada film industry. And most celebrities condemned the incident in support of Darshan.