As thousands of fans gathered to the venue to get a glimpse of Junior NTR, one of the fans named Rajendra Prasad suffocated to death in stampede. Some others who were injured in the stampede were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Junior NTR said that “I am saddened to know that I lost one of my brothers today. I may be the only son to my parents, but all my fans are equivalent to my brothers and sisters. This was supposed to an evening to enjoy but unfortunately it has turned sad.”
He added that “I give my word amidst all of you that I will stand by the family that has lost a member this evening. I request everybody to be cautious and request not to indulge in such madness again.”
Producer Bandla Ganesh said that he will donate Rs 5 lakh to Raju’s family. SS Thaman has composed the music of the film, which is releasing April 5, 2013 worldwide.