It is common knowledge that actor Suriya has a huge fan following in Andhra and Telengana. He enjoys a big market as well for his Telugu version of Tamil movies. The Singam star was at Rajahmundry on Saturday for the shoot of his upcoming political thriller NGK in Selvaraghavan’s direction when he could not come out of his vanity vanas a massive crowd had gathered at the location. The actor was cheered wildly as he waved at his fans from his vanity van. As enthusiasm soared among them, the situation was becoming unmanageable with fans soon surrounding him to click selfies.
The bouncers accompanying Suriya could not control the huge gathering. The fans were demanding that Suriya take pictures with each and everyone assembled there. When things were getting out of control, the actor was forced to leave the location in a jiffy and give a miss to the shoot.
Suriya’s security personnel managed to take him to his car from where Suriya drove off to the hotel where he was staying. Sources revealed that the day’s shooting was cancelled. Having wasted a day, the makers of the film moved to an alternative shooting location after arranging for very tight security for Sunday. NGK, in which Suriya plays a MLA named NG Kumaran, has Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi as his heroines.
Confirming the news, SR Prabhu of Dream Warrior Pictures, who produces NGK, said, “We know Suriya sir has a big fan following in Andhra and Telengana, but we did not expect this massive crowd to turn out and were surprised. Now, we have shifted to a remote location in the same city and continuing the shoot.”
Were sets erected for the shoot, we asked. “No! But Selva sir wanted a live location in Rajahmundry for a certain segment of the story. Hence, we moved to a similar location far away from the hustle-bustle,” Prabhu reveals.
It is not the first time Suriya has been mobbed by his fans in Rajahmundry. Earlier in January when Suriya visited Rambha Theater at Rajahmundry to watch his film Gang (Telugu dubbed version of Thaana Serndha Koottam), the crowd went crazy and he had to evade his fans by jumping to the other side of the theatre and climbed a gate to reach his car outside....