Kannada actor Sudeep had recently announced on his Twitter page that he would quit acting. And his sudden decision had made many people in Gandhi Nagar scratch their heads as to know what he would do after leaving acting. To the surprise of all those people, here is the answer. He is entering politics. Yes! The Kicha himself has confirmed it in an exclusive interview with Times of India. He will contest by-election from Davanagere constituency, which will be held in the first week of April.
Talking to TOI, Sudeep has revealed his intentions behind entering politics. He says that the present corrupt and unstable political scenario has made him join politics. He condemns the present government of Karnataka, which has given nothing to the people of the state, but scams and corrupt governance. He adds that he wants to drive the state away from current pathetic situation and wants to serve the common man.
The Kempe Gowda star further says that politics is not a new field for him because many of his family members are already into it from many years. He adds that he has already decided to contest by-election from Davanagere constituency and he has been invited by both opposition parties like Congress and JDS. But he is yet to decide from which party he has to contest the election. He has no qualms in using his filmy image to launch his political career.
However, Sudeep has several projects like Kanwarlal, Production No. 47, Kempe Gowda sequel, Lakshyam remake, SS Rajamouli's Telugu movie Eega along with a few Bollywood movies. But the actor has made up his mind that he would fully concentrate on his political career. “I would like to do one thing at a time. I have to take up one thing or the other seriously. If I get into politics, working in films will be doubtful," the TOI quotes him as saying.