In an unexpected turn of events, popular Telugu actress Niharika Konidela was detained by the Police after carrying out a raid at a pub in Banjara Hills. Singer Rahul Sipligunj, who won the third season of Bigg Boss Telugu, was also detained by the Police. Niharika, Rahul Sipligunj, and 150 others were supposedly partying at a pub in Banjara Hills. According to reports, the party went on even after the closing hours and as a result, the Police raided the pub, detaining 150 people. The Police seized drugs and other prohibited substances at the pub after which they detained actress Niharika, singer Rahul, and others.

They were detained around 3 AM on Sunday. After interrogation at the Police Station, Niharika was let go during the afternoon hours of Sunday. Niharika's father, Naga Babu issued an official statement through a video in which he said "Police have taken action for running the pub after allowed hours. As far as Niharika is concerned, she is clear. Police informed us she did not do anything wrong, She was detained for being there. I am giving this clarification so as not to allow speculations. Our conscience is very clear. I request not to spread unwanted speculations".

This incident has turned controversial and has garnered attention from the public. More details on the case are awaited. Niharika Konidela is known for acting in popular Telugu films like Oka Manasu, Happy Wedding, Suryakantham, and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. She played the female lead in the Tamil film, Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Gautham Karthik in the lead roles. Niharika is the niece of actors Megastar Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan and cousin of prominent young stars like Ram Charan, Sai Dharam Tej, Allu Arjun, Allu Sirish, and others. Niharika owns a film production house under the name of Pink Elephant Pictures.