Craze for the film stars sometimes assumes ugly proportions. A fan’s attempt to get close to actress Samantha has led to the police thrashing the youth and resorting to a lathicharge to bring the situation under control. Samantha was in Anantapur the other day to inaugurate a mobile phone outlet.
A large number of star-struck youth milled in to catch a glimpse of their favourite star. One such fan tried to come too close to Samantha. He was stopped by the police. The young went berserk and began attacking them. The police rounded him up and thrashed him.
Samantha looked shocked at the turn of the venets. Meanwhile the crowd was uncontrollable at the mobile outlet forcing the police to resort to a lathicharge. Serveral fans were injured in the lathicharge. Samantha left the programme hurriedly soon after inaugurating the outlet.