Mourners place flowers on actor Rajkumar's body in Bangalore in southern India. He died after a cardiac arrest on Wednesday.
Thousand of mourners across the city were distraught after the news of the actor's death.
Rajkumar is an iconic figure in Kannada language films. Many of his fans call him Annavaru (elder brother).
Fans queued up from early on Thursday morning to view his body before cremation.
But the mood soon turned ugly and police were forced to use batons to control the increasingly violent crowd.
Mobs set fire to buses and pelted vehicles with stones. There was heavy security across the city.
For a second straight day Bangalore was shut down following violence by mobs. Police opened fire and one person was killed.
The actor hit the headlines in 2000 when he was kidnapped by the bandit Veerappan. His kidnapping sparked violent protests by his fans.