Old-timers will remember the first time Pawan Kalyan protested against a media house ahead of the release of 'Johnny'. So, here is what happened way back in 2003.
It was the engagement ceremony of Chiranjeevi's daughter. The ceremony was not for outsiders, including the media. However, a photo-journalist allegedly tried to secretly snap the pics. At this, a furious Pawan reportedly beat him up. An English-language daily and a Telugu-language daily repeatedly ran stories of this incident.
By then, Power Star was upset with sections of media for writing about his alleged differences with late Paritala Ravi, who was widely reported to have got the actor's head tonsured. The engagement ceremony ruckus came as a tipping point. Just a few days ahead of Johnny's release, Pawan took out a rally and sat down in front of a media house's building. He claimed to have been humiliated by media lies.
Cut to 2018, something similar is happening. Sri Reddy abusing him is only a tipping point. Pawan has been unhappy with the way sections of media have been treating him and Jana Sena Party. But if he really presents clinching proofs to buttress his allegations, Pawan will have won a moral victory for sure.