If certain reports doing the rounds are to be believed, noted producer Dil Raju may be foraying into politics.
Touted to be one of the most successful producers, exhibitors and distributors in the Telugu film industry, Dil Raju may be fielded under a TRS ticket for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
The offer to contest the polls came directly from Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, say sources.
It is highly likely that he would contest either from the Zaheerabad constituency or Nizamabad constituency. Incidentally, Dil Raju hails from the Nizamabad district and shares a good rapport with the people over there.
Dil Raju made his debut as a producer with the Telugu movie Dil in 2003 that was directed by VV Vinayak.
He has produced films such as Arya, Bhadra, Bommarilu, Brindavanam and Yevadu. Dil Rajuâ€™s latest contribution to the Telugu film industry is Fidaa, which has been directed by Shekar Kammula and starred Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles.
Made on a budget of Rs 16 crore, this romantic comedy has collected Rs. 80 crore at the box office.
Dil Rajuâ€™s current production ventures are MCA (Middle Class Abbayi) which has Nani and Sai Pallavi as the lead pair and Raja The Great which has Ravi Teja and Mehreen Pirzada in the lead roles.
Producing films under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations, Dil Raju had won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for his film Sathamanam Bhavati last year.
He was also honored with the Nagi Reddy-Chakrapani National Award for his contributions to popular cinema, by the Andhra Pradesh government.
With news about the producer likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls, sources say that nothing has been confirmed till now and an official word should clear the air.
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