Telugu actor Sampoornesh Babu and director Steven Sankar, who are basking in success of their first film Hrudaya Kaleyam, were attacked by a group of youth belonging to high profile political and businessman families of Hyderabad. The actor and director were partying at a hotel in Banjara Hills on Saturday night, when the youngsters assaulted them verbally and physically.
According to reports, those youngsters were upset with Steven
Sankar for casting awkward looking Sampoornesh Babu for the lead
role and making spoofs of popular Telugu heroes. The guys, who were
heavily drunk, reportedly cornered the director and got into verbal
fight with him. When Steven went to defend his stand, they got
irked and attacked him with bottles and plates.
The director reportedly sustained severe injuries soaking in
blood all over. Meanwhile, Sampoornesh Babu intervened and tried to
defend Steven Shankar, but he also got
thrashed by them. The hotel management immediately called the
Madhapur police, who ran to the spot and brought peace between both
It is said that the police did not want to create fuss over the fight as it might create problem for them in the election season. So they settled the dispute without making it public. Reports suggest that they have not registered a case on this issue. However, an official comment on the fight is yet to come from both the actor-director duo and the police. Stay locked to this space to read more updates on this issue.