Hirannaiah has reportedly criticized the Chief Minister, accusing him of changing colours like other politicians after the elections. The remarks prompted a violent retaliation by the supporters of Siddaramaiah against the 80-year-old artiste, with the former barging into the venue and ransacking the place in show of their anger.

Later, Hirannaiah rushed to the Chief Minister’s Ramakrishnanagar residence and tendered his apology. According to sources, the veteran artiste explained his remarks to the Chief Minister in his 30-minute long meeting.

Hirannaiah landed himself in the center of controversy during the Naga's Navasiri awards show, where he was one of the four recipients.

While addressing the gathering during the felicitation ceremony, Hirannaiah took jibe at the political class. The noted theatre personality reportedly made inference of the Chief Minister during his speech where he accused him of changing colours for political benefits.

Master Hirannaiah is a professional theatre artiste. He is synonymous with Lanchavatara. He is its producer, director and hero. Lanchavatara completed 11,000 shows in 50 years.

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