Hyderabad: Following a protest call given by women and student groups against reality show 'Bigg Boss' season-3, police security was maintained in front of Telugu star Akkineni Nagarjuna'a residence, police said on Saturday.

The new host for the season Nagarjuna announced on Twitter that the third season of Bigg Boss in Telugu is set to premiere on July 21 on the television channel, Star Maa.

Women and student groups have sought a ban on the show alleging that the organisers were asking "undue favours" from some aspirants.

"We have come across several statements by some groups saying they would stage a protest.

In view of law and order issues, we have deployed security at his residence and also Annapurna Studio (owned by his family)," a senior police official told sources.

Earlier, a case was registered against organisers of the reality show on charges of outraging the modesty of a film actress by asking her "uncomfortable" questions during an interview.

The 31-year-old Telugu actress had lodged a complaint with police here alleging the organisers while interviewing her for the show had asked "uncomfortable and personal" questions which she claimed hurt her self-respect.