Home Minister Amit Shah met matinee idol Junior NTR at the Airport Novotel Hotel. They were alone for about 20 minutes before being joined late on Sunday night by Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, Union Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Development of Northeast Region G. Kishan Reddy, and general secretary Tarun Chugh.
According to party sources, the conversation was about his most recent blockbuster hit, “RRR,” which is thought to be a contender for the nation’s Oscar Award nomination. According to the official statement, Chiranjeevi’s son was unavailable when the Home Minister wanted to meet Ram Charan and Junior NTR to thank them for their respective contributions in the film.
Nobody, however, dismisses the possibility that Mr. Shah and NTR Jr. may have discussed politics. Since he wanted to concentrate on his acting profession, the latter has avoided Telugu Desam events for many years. Though few would wager on his giving up performing to pursue politics full-time given that he is unquestionably the top actor in the Telugu cinema business, there has been unofficial speculation that he may be seen as a “long term investment” for the party, at least in Andhra Pradesh.
There is less room for NTR Junior to make a name for himself at TD now that Lokesh, the son of former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, has been promoted to the position of heir apparent.
In the meantime, Mr. Shah welcomed T. Krishna Prasad, a former director general of police, into the party at the Munugode public meeting on Saturday. Additionally, in the Ramoji Film City, the Union Home Minister met with media mogul Ramoji Rao.