Jogulamba Gadwal: Fans of Pawan Kalyan went on a rampage after Srinivasa Theatre stopped screening 'Vakeel Saab' due to technical glitches on Friday morning.
According to the Gadwal Town police, the audience in large numbers had thronged the theater to watch the movie. However, after few minutes, the screening was halted due to technical glitches.
The crowd went crazy and ransacked the theatre breaking doors and chairs. The theatre owner called the police to control the crowd. Later, theatre management assured the people that the film will be shown from the beginning.
Police said they have not booked any person as the theatre owner did not file a complaint.
In a related development, Pawan Kalyan fans protested at MLA G Srinivasa Naidu's house in West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh after the state government canceled the benefit shows.
Pawan Kalyan is making a comeback with the courtroom drama 'Vakeel Saab'. He was last seen in Trivikram Srinivas's 2018 film 'Agnyaathavaasi'.
After the release of 'Vakeel Saab', celebrations erupted in cinema halls across the state. A large number of fans could be seen at various cinemas whistling and beating drums.
'Vakeel Saab' is directed by Venu Sriram and produced by Dil Raju. The film is the remake of the Hindi film 'Pink' (2016). The Telugu version will star Pawan Kalyan, Anjali, Nivetha Thomas, Ananya Nagalla, Prakash Raj, and Shruthi Haasan.
The film release was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its theatrical release was scheduled for April 9, 2021.
The film is produced under the banners of Sri Venkateswara Creations and Bay View Projects by Raju-Shirish. It is co-produced by Harshith Reddy.