Senior actor and Telugu Desam Party legislator from Hindupur Nandamuri Balakrishna appears to be disgusted with the politics, following the miserable defeat of the party in the recent elections.
Though his brother-in-law and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and son-in-law Nara Lokesh have been trying to put up an aggressive posture against the YSR Congress party government led by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for quite some time, Balakrishna has been keeping away from all these activities.
Such was the apathy he has been showing towards the party activities that Balakrishna conveniently abstained from the inauguration of the TDP central office at Mangalagiri last week on the pretext that he has a shooting schedule on that day.
In fact, inauguration of the party office was one of the biggest events of the party that would boost the morale of the party cadre. Since Balakrishna is none other than Naidu’s brother-in-law, everybody expected that he would come for the inauguration of the party office.
But Balakrishna is learnt to have fixed the launch date of his next film with Boyapati Sreenu on the same day so as to skip the inauguration of the party office.
“He should have made a quick visit to Mangalagiri, if he really wanted. But, it appears Balakrishna wanted to deliberately avoid the party function,” sources said.
In fact, Balakrishna has not been attending any of the agitational programmes of the TDP for the last five months – whether it was Chalo Atmakur or Chalo Amaravati. He did not even attend the programme at Anantapur during Naidu’s visit.
Even when Naidu called for a meeting of TDP legislature party before the commencement of the assembly session, Balakrishna was no where to be seen. And he is not attending the ongoing session as well.
He has not been making any political comments of late, though he used to do so whenever the media persons approached him. What is going on in his mind? Nobody knows!