Balakrishna-Chiranjeevi feud heats up on the political front

Tollywood is playing host to a super hit political drama. Two of Telugu cinema’s biggest superstars, Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna are crossing swords

It all began when Nandamuri Balakrishna, the superstar from N T Ramarao’s clan, decided to enter active politics. He joined the Telugu Desam Party and declared that he would be contesting in the coming elections. His next step was to lash out at his on-screen rival and off-screen political adversary, Chiranjeevi, member of the Congress Party. After making accusations about Chiru and his party, which the megastar initially brushed aside as ‘childish talk’, Balakrishna then declared that he would have a face-off with Chiranjeevi in the upcoming Assembly elections.

Chiru who had been uncharacteristically calm in the start while dealing with Balayya said that there was nothing wrong if Balakrishna wanted to contest against him. But lately their political clash got bitter as the two stars started taking digs at each other on public platforms. It’s true that even during the peak of their careers both actors couldn’t see eye to eye but now that their rivalry has spilled onto the political front, things are not the same. On the other hand, political analysts believe that their verbal drama is a result of a whole new political agenda. Guess one will know the verdict only once the elections are over.