Though Varma denied this, he still rushed to Hyderabad, apparently in a damage control mode to pacify a miffed Chiranjeevi and even offer to cut the offending scene.
Later in an interview, RGV said: "In the shot, we don't even show the face of the guy who's being tonsured. So what are these protests about? How can anyone conclude it is Pawan Kalyan we're showing? Yes, there were rumours of such an incident in real life. But nothing was proved."