The winner of Bigg Boss Kannada 5 Chandan Shetty has run into trouble with the Bengaluru Police. The narcotics squad summoned him for a song on marijuana named Ganja. They feel the song is detrimental for the youth as it encourages them to use marijuana. Shetty had sung the son for a Kannada film, Anthya three years ago. However, the film is still in the making and has not been released so far. On Tuesday, Shetty presented himself before the City Crime Branch to give his version and defend himself from the charge. He said the police action was totally unnecessary and strange.
Talking to News18, Shetty said, “I am a professional singer. I sing songs. I don’t write them. If any producer or director asks me to sing a particular song I do that. I don’t bother about the content. Even a great Kannada mystic Saint Shishunala Sharief wrote and sang on Ganja three centuries ago. They are hugely popular even today. Can we prosecute him or the famous singers for that? Cinema is entertainment. It has all kinds of plots including rape and murder. Can we arrest the filmmakers for encouraging such things or crime?”
He said that Anthya was a film that raised awareness about the perils of durg addiction and was informative for the youth. On the other hand, Bengaluru's police commissioner T Suneel Kumar said, "We came to know that Chandan Shetty’s song Ganja may encourage the youth to use drugs. We have summoned him for questioning." Chandan Shetty is a rapper and his songs are a huge hit on the Internet. His good friend Nivedhita Gowda also came out in support saying he never promoted the use of cannabis. Stay tuned to BL for more updates!
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