Kannada actor Shivaraj Kumar's fans attacked two theatres at Hospet
in Bellary, where his much-anticipated 100th movie Jogayya
was to start screening in the midnight of 18th August. Seven fans
were injured when police resorted to lathi charge to disperse a
crowd that had gathered in front of a cinema hall.
Director Prem had announced that his latest movie
Jogayya would be released in Meer Alam and Lakshmi
theatres around 2.30 am on Friday, 18th August and around 5,000
fans had gather in front of one of the two cinema halls. They went
on a rampage after the theatre owners did not start the screening
on scheduled time.
Irked Shivaraj Kumar fans started throwing stones at the cinema
halls. Four police personnel were injured and glass panes of the
theatre were damaged. Two police vehicles were set on fire by the
crowd. Finally, police had to resort to lathi charge disperse the
angry fans crowd.