Fans of both the actors began gathering at Rohini theater from midnight on Wednesday onwards, to celebrate the release of the two films. Photo Credit: VEDHAN M
A 19-year-old youth died after falling from a moving lorry, where he was dancing to celebrate the opening day of actor Ajith’s film, Thunivu, in Koyambedu on Wednesday.
Hundreds of fans of actors Vijay and Ajith have gathered at the Rohini Theater Complex in Koyambedu since midnight on Wednesday, as both the actors’ films, Varisu and Thunivu respectively, are being released.
At 4.10 am, there was a surge in the crowd of fans and the glass panes of the theater were broken. Tension prevailed as there was a delay in screening the movies. The police intervened, and brought the situation under control.
Meanwhile, at 1 am, Bharath Kumar, 19, of Chintadripet who is a fan of actor Ajith climbed on top of a tanker lorry which was moving slowly and danced in celebration. He fell from the lorry and broke his spinal cord, said police.
He was rushed to Government Kilpauk Hospital where he died without responding to treatment in the early hours of Thursday. Traffic Police, Koyambedu registered a case and are investigating.