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Chiru firm on touring Telangana

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Makes light of threats not to allow him to enter the region

Photo: A.V.G.Prasad.

Star attraction: Chiranjeevi at the diamond jubilee celebrations of Sri V.N. College in Narsapur on Monday. –

NARSAPUR: Mega star and PRP president K. Chiranjeevi on Monday expressed his resolve to undertake a tour in Telangana region in the wake of threats from the separatists. Speaking at a function here in connection with the diamond jubilee celebrations of Sri Y.N. College, he made light of the threats issued by the leaders from the pro-Telangana outfits not to allow him in their region due to his stand against the bifurcation of the State.

“I am an artist with a considerable following and won the hearts of art lovers all over the State, including the Telangana region. I am confident that the folks of Telangana will receive me with all the love and affection”, he stated. He claimed to have changed his stance in favour of the unified State in line with the public sentiment. “It is quite common that the leaders will lead the movements. This time, the common public led the Samaikhya Andhra movement and the leaders simply followed them, which never happed in the history of the State”, he said.

The film star, who was an alumnus of Y.N. College, turned nostalgic and credited his success in film field to his self-discipline and hardworking nature which he learnt from the college atmosphere during his studies. Mr. Chiranjeevi, who came to the college from Mogaltur, a remote sea-side village, recalled, “I faced a lot of hardship during those days. But it only helped me after my college days to work hard with discipline to reach my goal”, he stated. “I accept what comes my way with a great humility” adds Mr. Chiranjeevi, a Padmasree recipient. He exhorted the student community not to fall prey to the selfish politicians but to create a place for themselves in which ever the field they chose by harnessing their power.

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