As Chiranjeevi's comeback movie Khaidi No 150' hit threatres across the two Telugu states on Wednesday, sporadic incidents of fan violence were reported.
At a theatre at Kollur in Andhra's Guntur district, fans reportedly ransaked the premises, breaking furniture and even tearing the screen.
Reports state that hundreds of enthusiastic fans reached Srinivasa Talkies at 10 pm on Tuesday night to watch the movie's first show.
However, the management reportedly said that they could not screen it unless they received the digital key of the reels from the producer.
When the film was not played till 4.30am on Wednesday, fans lost their cool, and the police had to be called in to control the situation.
In Visakhapatnam too, fans played were playing music and cheering outside theatres for the 'Mega Star'.
Most theatres in the city were housefull.
Tension prevailed at Rama Talkies in Visakhapatnam after an inebriated fan reportedly slit his throat slightly, after he did not get tickets for the morning show of the film.
The Andhra police have been worried as two extremely popular Tollywood actors Chiranjeevi and Nandamuri Balakrishna have released their films during Sankranti.
Last week, Andhra DGP Sambasiva Rao warned the fans of the two actors, saying, "Fans should stay in their limits. A film should be watched and enjoyed, and are not screened to create a ruckus. If fans resort to hate-mongering, especially on social media, by speaking ill of other actors, then we will take strict action against them."
The DGP stated that the police would beef up security outside all theatres during the release of the two films, to avoid any untoward incidents.
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