Balakrishna is not like other stars , He has read the statutory warning on screen about smoking being injurious to health, drawing loud cheers from the fans thronging the theatres for his latest film Srimannarayana. Although, it has become mandatory for producers to show this warning, it is usually done by dubbing artistes. However, Balakrishna insisted on reading out the two-line message prior to the beginning of the film , this shows his commitment . “Other stars may also follow suit and encourage their respective fans to quit smoking,”.
On the flip side, the same Balakrishna said that “poga tagani vadu dunnapotai puttun” “Those who don’t smoke will take rebirth as male buffalo” in Krishna Reddy’s Top Hero movie.