Actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna is in the news for assault again, this time, as he was caught on camera threatening and assaulting a journalist from MOJO TV. Balakrishna is Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu‘s brother-in-law and his son Nara Lokesh’s father in law.
As part of election campaigning, Balakrishna visited a fan's house and had lunch there. While returning from there, Mojo TV's cameraman took a video clip of Balakrishna. The Natasimham breathed fire on the journalist and slapped him for capturing the video. He ordered the cameraman to delete the video. In the video that is being widely shared, Balakrishna was being garlanded by TDP cadres when several children try to make their way close to the actor-politician, only to be pushed away by people who appear to be the MLA’s personal security personnel.
“Delete it. Delete it,” Balakrishna is seen saying, before he slaps the reporter, even as the latter insists that he did not film anything. This is not the first time Balakrishna is losing his cool in public. There have been many incidents like this. Actor-politician Balakrishna is infamous for slapping people trying to take selfies with him. Hours after the incident took place, Balakrishna formally issued an apology on Twitter for attacking the journalist.