He is one of the popular character artistes in Tollywood but he is more known as a hero in neighbouring state.
The 50-plus actor has also been in politics from long time but his political story has been a flop story. Yet, he saw opportunity to earn some good money in the recently concluded polls.
Inside sources in a big political party say the party's high-command has given this actor Rs 6 Cr to contest as MLA in one of the weakest seats.
The party overestimated his star power and gave him seat leaving other worthy candidates from the party. The actor didn't canvass much in the constituency.
His is a more of a guest appearance in the politics and voters didn't care much about candidacy. Expectedly, he lost his deposit and got mere 4000 votes. This is most humiliating defeat for any candidate and more so for a star.
However, this actor is not feeling bad. As the gossip goes that he pocketed nearly Rs 4 Cr from the party's fund. By losing the deposit (of votes) also, he deposited Crores of rupees in account.
This polls must have come as a blessing in disguise for the actor as he recently lost heavily in one of his productions.