Read on to know how the Telugu superstar is helping Kumaraswamy's son film career
Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy recently met Tollywood actor and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan at his residence in Hyderabad. The meeting comes ahead of the release of Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Gowda's debut Kannada movie "Jaguar". Both the leaders maintained that it was just a "courtesy” meeting. It seems HD Kumaraswamy is a passionate lover of cinema and is associated with the Kannada film industry as a producer and distributor. Nikhil Gowda has his father’s support in pursuing a career in films though his grandfather wanted him to be a politico.
"We are friends and I am also a fan of him. This meeting is not for any political issues. We are very close friends since last eight years. My son Nikhil Kumar is also entering Telugu film industry. I wanted to take his blessings for Nikhil," Kumaraswamy said.
"Actually my son wanted to move into Telugu (film industry). Personally, I wanted to request my brother (Kalyan) to treat him as his own brother and give all cooperation and blessings to him and for that I came here," he said.
The young man had also stated earlier in an interview that he would like to work in the Telugu industry as well as it is more welcoming of newbies. It seems it was Vijayendra Prasad, the father of acclaimed filmmaker SS Rajamouli who encouraged him to try his hand in Telugu films. Jaguar, his debut flick is directed by Mahadev a long-time associate of SS Rajamouli, the man behind Baahubali.
The Janata Dal (Secular) leader said no political issues were discussed in the meeting. Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka states are like brothers. "It is only a courtesy call. I know Kumaraswamy since 2008. His son is featuring in a new film," Kalyan said. Asked if any political discussions took place during their meeting, he said,"...Nothing like that". Kumaraswamy also showed teaser of his son's upcoming movie to him.
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Hmm…with Nikhil’s uncle Pawan Kalyan backing the young star, we can surely expect him to bag some projects in Telugu as well. Stay tuned for more updates on Bollywood Life…