More than 200 fans gathered at the location; cops called in
Star crazy fans in Chennai went berserk and the police had to intervene recently during the shoot of Nanban. Fans of the three male leads – Ilayathalapathy Vijay, Jiiva and Srikanth – stormed the sets when they learnt that the trio was shooting in the area. As news spread, fans began pouring in from all corners. The situation got out of hand with the restive crowd trying to mob the actors and forcefully get into their makeup vans. At this point the bouncers were called in and the police sent for. It took almost two hours to clear the place and for shooting to resume with adequate police protection.
Nanban is the Kollywood remake of Raj Kumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots. Referring to this a unit hand who witnessed the incident said, “It was a case of many more Idiots coming to watch the three that were on display.”