Flood of Stardom in Andhra Politics : Does Stardom Matter?
During the much hyped Yuva Gharjana, the Youth meet of Telugu Desam Party held on 5th of Nov, Congress Party has broadcast an Ad featuring Nagarjuna praising Congress created welfare programs, "100 Days Guaranteed Work for workers and Indira Pension plan". Watch the ad.
So Nagarjuna and Chiranjeevi going separate ways?
Many Chiranjeevi fans were predicting that Nagarjuna will officially promote and back Chiranjeevi's party, given the fact that both are very close and have business relationships. This looks like a shock to many.
With flood of Movie Stars joining Politics, does stardom matter?
TDP got Nandamuri family actors. Praja Rajyam got Chiranjeevi's family of film actors. Congress breaks away family ties and got Nagarjuna and Mahesh babu, the two actors that are much more popular and loved by lot more people than both (above) families together. And Jayasudha and Raja Sekhar too. That may definitely gives Congress one notch up, the film stars tally.
(Chiranjeevi Family of Movie stars)
(Movie Stars Supporting Congress Party)
Stardom Matters in Andhra Pradesh?
Stardom will matter in Andhra Pradesh to the extent of getting momentum for political party and drawing crowds.
But eventually, due to so many film stars entering each political party, the effect of stardom on a single political party will be nullified. Particularly the impact of Chiranjeevi as movie star may be partially get neutralized. It may be a bad sign for Chiranjeevi, but may not work for TDP either.
That means, Will congress win again? Oh! my God!
(The post was also syndicated at Harivillu)