It has been a pretty hectic day for Tollywood watchers. In an unprecedented way, Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni issued a common statement against Nandamuri Balakrishna's recent use of the word 'Thokkineni' after the surname 'Akkineni'. They didn't invoke Balayya's name directly but the message was clear. Usually, the Akkineni brothers stay away from controversies. This time, they didn't.
Soon after, Twitter was agog with fan wars between the fans of ANR's family and NTR's family. Balakrishna's fans reminded Akkineni fans that ANR was not diplomatic in his criticism of NTR in the past. "If ANR could speak against NTR, why can't Balayya casually use a word or two against ANR." This was the tone of the counters.
The issue escalated with fans of several heroes using memes and old videos to troll the 'Veera Simha Reddy' actor. By evening, the hashtag #MentalBalaKrishna started trending on Twitter.