Hyderabad, Mar 20: While many in the Telugu film industry are keeping a keen watch on the upcoming elections, some celebs are even contesting in them. Take the case of Madhavi Latha of 'Nachavule' and 'Snehituda' fame, who is contesting from Guntur West on a BJP ticket.
After filing her nomination on Wednesday, the actress said, "Right from when I was in Class 8, I wanted to be a politician and my dream was to become a National leader." Hailing from Prakasam district, the actress has been camping in Guntur for the last few months and meet the people.
"My focus is on women and children. I also want to develop Guntur which has been neglected," she says, adding, "Most of the people I have met have greeted me warmly, and treated me like a part of their family."
Madhavi says that she was drawn to the BJP's idealism.
"They are also patriotic," says the actress, for whom politics is serious business. "I joined politics to serve the people and not just for time-pass," she states emphatically, adding, "When my candidature was announced, many people trolled me, but I don't care. I will give a tough fight."
So, will she take on Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan who has criticized the BJP many times in the past? "He never criticized Modiji. In fact, most of the Jana Sena party people want Modiji to become PM again, so there is no point in criticizing Pawan Kalyan," says the aspiring politician.