Controversial remark on 'Bhoota kola': Police issue notice to actor Chetan Ahimsa

05:44 PM Oct 23, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: Kannada actor Chetan Ahimsa has been issued a police notice in connection with his controversial remark on ‘Bhoota Kola’.


Several complaints were filed against the actor alleging the remarks had hurt the sentiments of Hindus, following which Karnataka police issued a notice to Chetan. He is expected to appear before Sheshadripuram police in Bengaluru on Sunday, an IANS report said.

Chetan had said that the ‘Bhoota kola’ ritual, which is shown in superhit ‘Kantara’ movie is not part of Hinduism.

Chetan has stated that Bhoota Kola is a ritual practiced by natives of the land and existed even before the Hindu religion came into existence in India.

The police have received many complaints against Chetan Ahimsa for his remarks on the Bhota kola ritual.


The complainants alleged that Chetan has insulted the Hindu religion and his statements are allegedly intended to create a rift between different castes.

Chetan had condemned Rishab Shetty, the director and actor of the movie ‘Kantara’ for claiming that ‘Bhoota kola’ on which the movie is based is a ritual practiced by Hindus.

Reacting to the statements of Chetan Ahimsa, Rishab Shetty had stated that people will answer him.

Hindu organisations have objected to the remarks made by Chetan Ahimsa. Complaints have been lodged at various places and police have taken up the investigation.

Bhoota Kola is a ritual during which people worship spirits which in turn advices them on array of issues.

(With IANS inputs)


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