A leading English daily reports that C Rangaswamy (20), of D Ramadurgam village in Dhone mandal of Kurnool district, is the unfortunate fan of Junior NTR, who died in the mishap. He had gone to watch Baadshah in the morning show in the Segu theatre. While coming out of theatre, he fell down at the exit door and suffered severe head injuries. Though he was rushed to a nearby government hospital, he could not survive.
According to the report, the cinema hall was housefull in the morning show and thousands of viewers were eagerly waiting to enter the theatre outside the door for the matinee show. After the first show got over, movie buffs got panicked to see the rushing crowd outside and they made a sudden dash for the exit. This hurry caused the stampede and claimed a life.
However, Rangaswamy is reportedly a sheep rearer and also doubles as a washerman. He is survived by his wife. It should be recalled here when Raju from Warangal district was killed in a stampede during its audio launch, producer Bandla Ganesh Babu had donated Rs 5 lakh to his family. Even Jr NTR had pledged to stand by the family. Now, it should be seen how the film unit will react to this incident.