Telugu superstar Nagarjuna may join AP politics
At the inauguration of a jewellery showroom in temple- town of Tirupati today, the actor expressed his desire to join politics, close on the heels of another popular star Nandamuri Balakrishna announcing his decision to contest the 2014 elections on behalf of the Telugu Desam Party.
"I am a keen observer of politics and feel like taking the plunge…but don`t know if I will fit the bill," Nagarjuna, known to be a reserved person, said in reply to a question at the showroom inauguration.
Son of legendary Telugu film hero and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna endorsed some of the welfare schemes launched by the then Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. He, however, did not campaign for the Congress though efforts were made to rope him in.
The 52-year-old award winning popular star has many business interests, including in the television medium along with actor-turned-politician K Chiranjeevi.
His elder son Naga Chaitanya has started making a mark as a hero while another son Akhil, too, may step into Nagarjuna`s shoes in future.
Nagarjuna has starred in a few Hindi films as well, notable among them being "Khuda Gawah" with Amitabh Bachchan, and `Shiva`. He has essayed the role of Shirdi Sai Baba in an upcoming Telugu film.
Will Nagarjuna join ruling Congress or YSR Congress of Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, going by his admiration for late Y S R Reddy, is the point of debate now in the state, which has seen several star-turned-politicians.