Chennai man tries to set himself ablaze outside Sathyam theatre after failing to get ticket for Ajith's 'Nerkonda Paarvai'

Tickets for Ajith-starrer 'Nerkonda Paarvai', which released today, have been in high demand since the time booking started a few days back.

Published: 08th August 2019 12:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2019 02:47 PM   |  A+A-

A still from Ajith-starrer 'Nerkonda Paarvai'.

A still from Ajith-starrer 'Nerkonda Paarvai'.

By Online Desk

Every time a top star's film gets released, a few untoward incidents involving fans come to light.

Tickets for Ajith-starrer 'Nerkonda Paarvai', which released today, have been in high demand since the time booking started a few days back. 

Fans from across Tamil Nadu started gathering outside theatres as early as 11 pm for the special early morning screening of 'Nerkonda Paarvai'.

ALSO READ: Rangaraj Pandey narrates interesting incident involving Ajith and a cockroach

Actor Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, who just like any other fan wanted to catch the first-day first show of  'Nerkonda Paarvai', shared a bizarre incident that happened outside Chennai's Sathyam theatre.

The Sakkarakatti actor on Twitter said," I DONT KNW WAT TO SAY! At #Sathyam now where a man RIGHT NXT TO ME was bathing in petrol and searching for a matchstick to burn himself because of some ticket issue for #NKP #THALA or any other STAR will definitely not encourage this! Its ur life against a movie ticket Police have arrested him now."

It must be noted that at the time of 'Viswasam' release in early January this year, ardent fans of 'Thala' Ajith climbed on to a massive cut-out of their idol in Villupuram to garland it and do 'pal-abishekam', only for it to come crashing down.

The flimsy board, which could easily be nearly 30 feet tall, could not withstand the weight of the fans who were crawling up. Those who were standing on the cut-out and those near it were injured.

Similarly, in another incident, a 20-year-old man allegedly poured kerosene over his 45-year-old father and set him ablaze as the latter refused to give him money to watch 'Viswasam', near Kalinjur in Vellore.

Directed by H Vinoth, 'Nerkonda Paarvai' is an official remake of Bollywood courtroom drama 'Pink' that starred Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.

The movie has a star-studded cast with the likes of Vidya Balan, Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tariang, Adhik Ravichandran, Rangaraj Pandey and Abhirami Venkatachalam among others.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Tamil news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp