Hundreds of Chiranjeevi's fans were at Renigunta airport to give a traditional welcome to Chiranjeevi's brother-in-law with garlands, etc. While visiting suitable sites for the proposed public meeting, local strongman and producer, N.V. Prasad, accompanied Arvind. Prasad was defeated in the previous Assembly elections when he stood as a TDP candidate. He introduced many of Chiranjeevi's fans, who volunteered their help, to Arvind.
Later, when he spoke to the press, he said that he was not involved with Chiranjeevi's party. He was quoted as saying, "I just accompanied Allu Arvind to show him the locations for the public meeting at his request. I had previously arranged the 100 days function of Chiru's Pasivadipranam, the shooting for some vital scenes of Indra and Tagore. Here too, I have just lent a helping hand. I will continue with Telugu Desam party only."