Press Trust of India
February 25, 2012 16:49 IST
Telugu superstar Nagarjuna
Akkineni may soon take a plunge into active politics in Andhra
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
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.