The boat race is taking place in Alappuzha on Saturday.

Tollywood star Allu Arjun is a guest of honour at the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race happening in Alappuzha on Saturday. The annual sports event is being conducted in a big way this year as the state is reviving from the recent floods that had caused much havoc, and the district authorities want to spread the message that tourism is back in Kerala.

 Allu, who has a huge fan base in Kerala, received special welcome at the Kochi airport where he landed.

Scores of photos have already emerged on Twitter, of Allu walking with his wife Sneha Reddy, waving to the many fans gathered around. Dressed in a black T -shirt, he opened the door of the car he came in, and stood up to greet the many cheering fans, as mobiles popped up to click photos and videos and make instant posts on social media of the arrival of their star.

Noting that his attire was similar to the one in  Arya 2, a Twitter user asked if there any plans for Arya 3Arya 2, a psychological action film with Allu in the lead is the sequel to Arya, a romantic film also starring Allu.



A couple of others tweeted about the crazy number of fans Allu, a Telugu star, has in other states such as Karnataka and Kerala.



The All Kerala Stylish Star Allu Arjun Fans and Welfare Association had a big banner to welcome him.



The news of Allu, fondly called Bunny, becoming guest of honour in Kerala has spread to other states too and the hashtag #AlluArjunAsGuestOfHonorAtNTBR is trending in Hyderabad and Bengaluru.