One cannot separate politics and films and that too especially in the south. Now with the 2019 elections fast approaching, many Tollywood stars are taking a political plunge.
While Krishnudu joined Jagan's YSRCP, Reshma Rathore of Ee Rojullo fame and Madhavi Latha of Nachchavule fame joined BJP. Vani Vishwanath earlier showed interest in joining TDP and Prudhvi Raj is campaigning for the YSR Congress. Bandla Ganesh, die hard fan of Power Star Pawan Kalyan joined Congress.
Pruthvi when asked about the affects on film career if he joins politics, says “I don’t believe that an actor’s political choice will affect his chances,” adding, “Today, people will run after whoever is talented. The worst case scenario is that I may be unemployed for a few months. But I don’t mind being idle for some time.”
Krishunudu concurs with him saying “Politics is different from films; while the latter is my profession, the former is only my personal political stand. Be it any industry, people will approach you only if you are talented.”
Madhavi Latha reveals , “I always had an alternative career even when I joined films. Since I am a fashion designer and hold a Master’s degree in Fashion Designing from Coventry University, UK, I can run a boutique.” She added “However, if I am not comfortable with the political scenario, I shall go back to my enterprise profession,”
BJP MLA Kishan Reddy says “The ticket will be given to people based on their merit. Be it an actor or anybody else, the party will examine the potential of the candidate and then take a call.”
It is known that actors aren't always assured of tickets. Babu Mohan and Allu Arjun's father in law Kancharla Chandrasekhar Reddy were denied tickets by TRS chief KCR. On the speculation of him joining the Congress, Kancharla Chandrasekhar Reddy said . “Not true,” he replies, adding, “Our CM, K. Chandrasekhar Rao garu always respects and rewards hard work, so I am still optimistic that I might get a call.”