'Powerful' hug baffles Puneeth

Star struck

A girl hugs ‘Power Star’ Puneeth Rajkumar at the opening of ‘Sylcon’, on D D Urs road in Mysore on Thursday. dh photo

The ‘reel hero’ here is ‘Power Star’ Puneeth Rajkumar and the occasion was the inauguration of ‘Sylcon’ an Apparel showroom on D Devaraj Urs road. Puneeth was having a look at the products on display, when he was hugged much to his surprise by a young girl.

The girl identified as Namratha, a BBM student at a private college was sobbing at the shop’s entrance as she couldn’t make inside to the shop even after a long wait to see her icon. Media persons who learnt about it helped her get inside and what happened next is filmy. Puneeth who was taken aback for a moment, consoled her saying he will meet her next time on his arrival for shooting. It was more than enough for that girl who seemed to have hit a jackpot with his assurance. Namrata told media that she is an ardent fan of ‘Appu’ since her nascent days. Appu is the nickname of Puneeth, and is also popular among his fans, by the same name. His maiden movie was also titled ‘Appu’.

There was also a bitter moment, when the huge crowd waiting outside went berserk for not getting an opportunity to meet their favourite actor, owing to tight police security. The cops had to use mild force to disperse them.

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