Actor Nagarjuna meets Modi, expresses support
After Pawan Kalyan, another popular Telugu actor Nagarjuna declared support to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
After an hour-long meeting with Modi in Ahmedabad Monday evening, Nagarjuna said the meeting was held at the request of senior of BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu.
The actor, however, made it clear that he has no interest in politics.
He also denied that he met Modi to seek Lok Sabha ticket for his wife Amla. Nagarjuna said he was impressed by the policy and ideology of Modi and the development achieved by Gujarat under his leadership.
He claimed that many villages in Gujarat get 24-hour electricity supply and also enjoy Internet facility.
For last few days, political and film circles were abuzz with speculations that Amla, the actress-turned-activist, is keen to contest Lok Sabha elections from Vijayawada.
Son of thespian Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who died recently, Nagarjuna is one of the top actors of Tollywood. Nageswara Rao was never interested in politics but the family maintained good relations with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Congress when they were in power.
Nagarjuna met Modi two days after Pawan Kalyan met the Gujarat chief minister in Ahmedabad to extend his support.
Pawan, youngest brother of central minister and Congress leader K. Chiranjeevi, floated a political party Jana Sena March 14 and called upon people to bury the Congress.
(Posted on 24-03-2014)