Hyderabad: Praja Rajyam Party chief K
Chiranjeevi tonight claimed that people of Andhra Pradesh were
longing to see him as state Chief Minister in real life rather
than in reel life.
"Why CM in cinema? People are aspiring to see me as Chief
Minister in real life itself," Chiranjeevi shot back when a
spectator wanted him to play the role in a movie.
The incident occurred at the launch of UTV`s Action
Telugu movie channel here tonight.
The actor-turned-politician also announced on the
occasion that he would not act in films anymore.
"No more films... I shall henceforth devote full time to
politics alone," said Chiranjeevi, whose PRP`s merger with the
ruling Congress is nearing completion.
Chiranjeevi had announced in December last that he would
don the grease paint once again for his 150th film to be
produced by his actor-son Ram Charan Tej.
But that project did not take off because of political
developments in the state as well as PRP`s merger move with
Chiranjeevi`s announcement today assumes significance as
there are indications that he may be inducted either in the
state Cabinet or even the Union Cabinet in the next round of