Actor Pawan Kalyan consoled the family members of his fan, Vinod Royal, who was killed as a result of an altercation he had with the fans of another star.
Pawan Kalyan, who arrived by a special flight from Hyderabad to visit the grieving family, said, “Killing in the name of fandom is wrong. It’s not just about my fans. It can be about fans of any actor. The unlimited admiration of actors have brought a family on the roads today. Nobody should indulge in such type of violence.”
It may be recalled that Vinod, an engineering graduate, was about to fly to the US for higher studies shortly. According to reports, Vinod had gone to attend an organ-donation drive in Kolar, Karnataka, where he had raised slogans in support of Pawan Kalyan. This had angered supporters of Junior NTR, one of whom got into an altercation with Vinod. The two are believed to have fought again in the night and one of the friends of the guy who picked up the altercation is believed to have stabbed Vinod, who was declared brought dead to the hospital.