Actress Chaitra Kotturu, known for her participation in Kannada Big Boss 7, attempted suicide on Thursday by consuming phenyl at her residence in Kolar, Karnataka. She was immediately taken to a local hospital after the incident. His condition is declared stable.
Police say Chaitra recently married her Mandya-based business boyfriend Nagarjuna. However, her marriage was called off by the groom’s family and accused her of forcibly marrying Nagarjuna by issuing threats.
On March 28, a photo of Kotturu marrying Nagarjuna in a temple went viral, among other photos of the wedding. She has reportedly maintained a relationship with Nagarjuna for the past two years, police said. She tied the knot in a simple ceremony at the Byatarayanapura Ganapathi temple in the presence of her family members.
“The case arrived at the Kolar police station. We called the two families to the station for their statements,” the police added.
Shortly after the wedding, when the actress visited Nagarjuna’s ancestral home, she was reportedly not allowed in despite the latter’s family allegedly asking the couple not to enter the house, calling the marriage “invalid,” police said citing Kotturu’s statement.
Police added that Kotturu accused Nagarjuna of constantly delaying the marriage. They later decided to marry with the support of family and community leaders first.
“His family had denigrated me my job and even threatened me with death if I did not let him go. So we asked to hold talks in Kolar instead of discussing the matter in public,” he said. actress to the police.
Kotturu was a contestant in Bigg Boss Kannada Season 7. She was a screenwriter for soap operas before entering the show hosted by Kiccha Sudeep. She had also played a supporting role in Haripriya’s Soojidaara.
(With IANS inputs)