Ram was reportedly smoking a cigarette in a public place as part of the Ismart Shankar shooting. Hyderabad police rammed cigarette into public 200 was also fined. However, fans have been commenting that Ram has not responded to the issue. Ram responded via Twitter on the fine issue.
'I don't like to waste my time and public time. I shot the cigarette as part of the shooting. As I watch the dance of the cigarette burning in the title song .. But we respect the law and fine. Ram has added the hashtag 'Light Tisko..pani Chesko'.