At the pre-release event for Nani’s heartfelt family drama “Hi Nanna,” featuring Mrunal Thakur as the female lead and scheduled for release on December 7th, an unexpected uproar surfaced. During the event, the team surprised attendees by displaying a rumored personal photo supposedly featuring Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna on vacation in the Maldives.
This move sparked controversy among fans of Vijay and Rashmika, who expressed their disappointment and anger at the use of what seemed to be a private image at a promotional event for a different film. Even the attempts by Anchor Suma to humorously address the photo in her usual style stirred further controversy.
The incident raised ethical questions among fans regarding the use of personal and rumored photos for movie promotion. Many on social media were taken aback by the display of the alleged picture and questioned the ethical considerations behind such a move. Some fans pointed out the irony of stars admonishing fans for intruding into personal matters while seemingly exploiting personal aspects for film promotion.
The incident has sparked discussions about the boundaries between personal and professional space, especially in the context of film promotion, and has left fans questioning the methods used to capture audience attention.