Politics and films are interlinked in our country. After smashing the box office, many film celebrities wish to change their profession and choose politics. In the past we have witnessed many heroes, heroines and actors stepping into the political ground however, they did not really do well. Coming to the state of Andhra Pradesh, it all started with the legendary actor NTR. Within no time he became the chief minister and brought huge changes in the politics. After him, Megastar Chiranjeevi made a grand entry but failed to impress the audience.
The only thing that bothers the people, is all the film celebrities come from nowhere during the time of elections and ask for votes. So they do get strong reply from people, however very few people get involved seriously in politics. Even in this year's annual elections, many celebrities are making their mark in politics and a look at actors who are in race for the poll battle for the first time in our two states.
This hero has been fighting for common man since very long time. Sivaji is the only actor who stood by Palem bus accident victims and not only in this incident, Sivaji questioned every injustice that happened in the state. He boldly criticized the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam [TTD] officials for making horrible arrangements for the common man, he expressed his views in Youtube when the state was bifurcated and like this Sivaji quite openly fought for justice. After huge deliberations, Sivaji joined the Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] and has been actively campaigning on behalf of it. Sivaji is not interested in contesting the elections but BJP wants to rope him as being a good speaker.
Like Sivaji, Suresh was also upset with division of the state. His video about bifurcation got good views and many supported his arguments. He criticized Congress president Sonia Gandhi like no other politician did and also openly slammed the state Congress leaders who doing nothing to stop the division process. Suresh too joined the BJP recently and is busy with campaign. Though he is interested in contesting the elections, BJP is yet to finalize his name.
Comedian Ali name has been waving since quite time. Reports say that Ali will join Telugu Desam Party [TDP] and is expected to contest for the Rajamundry or Guntur Lok Sabha constituency. Though Ali is a good friend of Pawan Kalyan, he refuted to the rumors of joining Jana Sena and openly confessed that he will take up the TDP flag soon. Ali is a big fan of senior NTR and to his credits, he was honored with doctorate by a Chennai based university.
This Nalla Balu came into the lime light suddenly few backs when he met TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu. Venu Madhav was with Chiranjeevi and Prajarajyam Party [PRP] during the 2009 elections however after PRP and Congress, Venu was back again in TDP. And for the first time Venu is considering to contest in the elections. Being born in Kodad, Venu Madhav is heard to have asked Kodad assembly seat and Chandrababu is undecided about this.
Nandamuri Natasimha's political entry is in suspense and has been the most talked news in AP politics. After stupendous success of his movie Legend, Balakrishna has been making statements that he is willing to contest for the polls. With the success tour of Legend coming to an end, Balakrishna is expected to meet TDP chief and brother-in-law Mr. Naidu and a clarity on his entry will arrive in couple of days. It is also rumored that Balayya has been encouraging his fans to demand working president post of TDP to him and so they have made several protest too. Leaving all these Hindupur and Gudivada are the constituencies, Balakrishna is eyeing but Chandrababu Naidu is silent over his berth till date. However, Chandrababu Naidu wants send Balayya to the parliament to avoid clashes in the state.
Anyways, will these celebrities lay their foot in the law making houses or not, people will have to decide. Wishing them all the best.