Ram Charan immediately responded to the incident and released a press note saying,”My latest film Govindudu Andarivadele released today. Unfortunately, I came to know a fan (kannayya) in Yemmiganur of Kurnool district lost his life at mass stampede, which occurred at Siva theatre. May his soul rest in peace and I offer my deepest condolences to his family. I am declaring an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakhs to his family”.
It is not the first time a fan died in the stampede at a film release, we are habituated to hear these kind of incidents. But Theaters seems to be neglecting and taking things for granted. Producers and Heroes should have a close look at the arrangements at the theaters, as they say “Prevention is better than cure”.
It came as a shocker for the fans and film unit hearing the news and they expressed their condolences to kannayya’s family. Govindudu Andarivadele directed by krishna Vamsi in the production of Bandla Ganesh. Kajal, Prakash Raj, Srikanth and Jayasudha played important roles.