Tirupati: Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan on Thursday met the family of his fan, who was killed on Wednesday, by a fan of Jr NTR. The deceased, identified as Vinod Royal, was a huge fan of Pawan Kalyan for years.
According to reports, a fan of Jr NTR stabbed 24-year-old Vinod Kumar to death after an altercation over the star status of the two actors.
Telugu cinema actors have some of the most diehard fan following in the county and the fans go crazy to celebrate the success of their favourite stars.
The incident occurred in Karnataka’s Kolar district, where Vinod was participating in an organ donation drive. During the event, Vinod shouted slogans in support of Pawan Kalyan, which angered the Jr NTR fan Akshay and led to an argument.
During the heated argument, Akshay stabbed Vinod, who was also an active member of Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena party.
Vinod was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Police registered a case of murder against Akshay and the accused was soon arrested.
Pawan Kalyan met the victim’s family in Tirupati and consoled his relatives. "Killing in the name of fandom is wrong. It's not just about my fans, it can be about fans of any actor,” Kalyan told reporters.
Pawan Kalyan is the younger brother of Chiranjeevi and is popularly known as Power Star. Jr NTR is the grandson of legendary actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao....