In an incident that caused mild panic, an engineering student hurled a shoe at actor Tamannaah Bhatia in Hyderabad on Sunday, stating that he was allegedly upset over her role in films.
The incident was caught on camera. The incident took place in Himayatnagar when the actor visited the area to inaugurate a jewellery store.
The miscreant was identified as Kareemuddin, a resident of Musheerabad. Though the shoe missed its aim, the actor was visibly shaken by the incident. Bouncers identified the miscreant, who was handed over to the police before the actorâ€™s fans pounced on him, reported The Times of India.
The miscreant called himself an ardent fan of the actor, and justified his action over the displeasure that Tamannaah is not working in Telugu films of late.
Police registered a case of nuisance against the accused and let him off later on bail.
Tamannaah is a south Indian actor who has worked in several films in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. The actorâ€™s recent Tamil release was Sketch released during Pongal. Her upcoming Telugu releases include Naa Nuvve with actor Kalyan Ram and Queen, a remake of the blockbuster Hindi film with the same title.
Though Tamannaah made her debut in Hindi, she saw success in Telugu. Her films like 100% love turned out to be huge blockbusters. She also starred in the Baahubali series.
Tamannaah wasnâ€™t the only victim of such an incident in recent times. Recently, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan faced the same embarrassment when a slipper was hurled at him in Khammam. Pawan was touring the district as part of his â€˜Chalore Chalore Chalâ€™ campaign in Telangana.
However, the slipper missed the target and fell on the carâ€™s bonnet. The miscreant couldnâ€™t be identified.
In another recent incident, a shoe was hurled at AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi in Mumbai. The incident took place when Owaisi was expressing his opposition to the Triple Talaq bill introduced recently.