A video does rounds on social media which sees the actor manhandling a fan yet again while campaigning in Hindupur, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The video of Balakrishna losing his temper just because a fan decided to click his picture has gone viral on social media. It can be seen that an enthusiastic fan wanted to capture a click of the actor and the angered star slapped him twice in return, forcing him to delete the photo too.
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Reports state that the fan later even apologised to Balakrishna. He even shared a video on social media, in which he says, “He was tired from campaigning and lost his temper. Balakrishna has never even shaken hands with anyone, so I feel lucky to be slapped by him. He touched me and I feel blessed, I will forever be his fan.”
This is not the first time Balakrishna has slapped a fan during a public appearance, with many poking fun of the actor’s short temper and using it as fodder for memes. Others however do point out the worrying pattern of abuse, which exploits the clear power dynamic between an actor or politician and their fans. There have been many instances when the actor has also resorted to verbal abuse with fans.