The combined efforts by the film industry, friends and even his complainant wife could not save Darshan from serving time in prison.
Vijayalakshmi, who filed a harassment complaint with the police and later turned hostile before the magistrate, led to the actor being sent back to prison.
First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court denied his bail plea yesterday. Venkatesh R Hulagi, heard the arguments of the defense counsel and public prosecutor on Monday, and yesterday afternoon, he ordered that the bail plea be rejected.
Senior Assistant Public Prosecutor G H Amruth Kumar said that Vijayalakshmi, being well educated, had filed the complaint on her own.
But, she later filed an affidavit stating that her husband did not assault her, which amounts to perjury.
"There were several contradictions in her statements made before police and the court and even the medical reports suggested that she was assaulted.
These points were filed in the objections and might have led to Darshan's bail being rejected," Kumar said.
Kumar added that the actor has also been booked for assaulting his son Vineesh.
Presently, he is undergoing treatment for asthma at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases. Once he recovers, he will be sent to Parappana Agrahara Central Prison if he is not granted bail in the upper courts as well.
Meanwhile, Defense Counsel C R Raghavendra Reddy said that they would move the upper court against the order of the magistrate and are expected to file the revision petition in sessions court today.
The producers association is desperate to get Darshan out since they are believed to have over 30 crore invested on him for various movie projects.
They even readily agreed to ban Nikita for three-years without even hearing her version of the story.