In an unfortunate incident, a Pawan Kalyan fan was stabbed by an unidentified man on Sunday evening just ahead of the beginning of "Gopala Gopala" audio launch event at Shilpakala Vedhika in Hyderabad.
As per reports, K Srinivas, a member of Pawan Kalyan's Fans Association, was standing in front of the Shilpakala Vedhika, when a man approached him for the passes to attend the "Gopala Gopala" audio launch function.
"Srinivas told him that the passes were for his friends and the man then attacked him with a sharp object on his neck and fled from the place," Inspector Madhapur K Narsimhulu was quoted as saying by The Hindu.
The man snatched a gold necklace from Srinivas and fled the place, according to The Times of India. Srinivas was admitted to the hospital for treatment.
However, the incident did not affect the audio launch function of "Gopala Gopala." Film's cast and crew members including Pawan Kalyan, Venkatesh, music composer Anup Rubens and director Kishore Pardasani attended the event.
Numerous fans also attended the audio launch function, which was graced by Telugu film director Trivikram Srinivas and producer Dil Raju.
Four songs from the "Gopala Gopala" album and the film's trailer were released during the audio launch event.
Directed by Kishore, "Gopala Gopala" is a satirical drama with Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh playing pivotal roles as Lord Krishna and a shop owner, respectively. Shriya Saran plays the role of Venkatesh's wife in the film. Mithun Chakraborty, Diksha Panth, Raghu Babu, Posani Krishna Murali and Madhu Shalini are also part of the film's cast. It is a remake of Hindi film "Oh My God."
Anup Rubens has composed the songs, while Jayant Vincent has helmed the cinematography. Suresh Productions and North Star Entertainments Pvt Ltd have produced the film, which is likely to hit the screens on 9 January as a Sankranti treat for the fans.