NTR's son Balakrishna to join politics

Vijayawada: Yet another Telugu film star is set to enter politics with TDP founder N T Rama Rao's son Nandamuri Balakrishna today announcing that he would contest the election in 2014.

"I will jump into the electoral battle in 2014, apart from campaigning for TDP in Andhra Pradesh," said Balaiah, as he is popularly known.

Balaiah, who acted in several Telugu blockbusters in a career spanning three decades, had campaigned for the TDP when his father was at the helm, and even later when Chandrababu Naidu took over the reins.

Balaiah's daughter is married to Chandrababu's son.

"Apart from campaigning for the party candidates, I will directly enter the electoral fray. I will contest from any place that the party decides," he told reporters during a visit to Vijayawada this evening.

Balaiah will unveil the statue of his late father at Ghantasala village in Krishna district tomorrow.

There is a long line of former Telugu filmstars joining politics with the legendary NTR himself being the most outstanding example of the trend.