Challenging Star Darshan who was to be present in the launch of Agraja in which he is playing a special role was conspicuous by his absence. The entire muhurath and pooja was held in presence of many film industry dignitaries including veteran directors like S.V.Rajendra Singh Babu and Kashinath. It was explained by the film's producer that Darshan was sick and was taking rest and recouping from illness.
When Chitraloka contacted Darshan in the evening, he had just got up from the bed after sleeping nearly for more than ten hours. He explained the situation to Chitraloka portal and was unhappy that he could not make it mainly because he was fast asleep.
"I came from Switzerland on Tuesday night at 12.00 P.M. Because of jet lag and shooting back pain, I could not sleep till 4.30 P.M I took some pain killers and was able to sleep from 4.30 and got up only in the afternoon. Since my family members knew about the severe backpain problem, they did not disturb my sleep. Even my assistant Mallikarjuna did not try to disturb the sleeep. When I got up I telephoned the people connected to Agraja and explained the position. I could not do anything as I had gone against the doctor's advise to take up Switzerland flight to participate in the shooting of the two song sequences' said Darshan.
Darshan said that he has allotted seven days call sheet for the film and he will be working for four days during this September and another four days in the month of October. He said Agraja's hero is Jaggesh and he is only playing a special role in the film. "Jagganna is my favourite actor and I like him. I want to work with him, that was the reason why I accepted this film' said Darshan.