It can be easily observed that Telangana Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Rural Water Supply & Information Technology KTR, is moving closely with Tollywood big wigs these days. Especially, the leader is often spotted with Ram Charan at private parties.
The duo attracted the rumor mill, as the political leader also attended the actor's airlines, TruJet's inaugural function as the chief guest. Apparently, KTR is also a close associate of Mahesh Babu and other Tollywood star heroes.
When quizzed about his special interest in Tollywood and its stars, the outspoken minister did not hesitate to say that his aim is to see Tollywwod doesnt chalk any plans to shift to Vizag because of the state separation, as it is his government's motto. He informed that he is not close to any one person but is maintaining cordial relations with all the industry people, to accommodate them enough.
"Telugu Industry's turnover might be 1000 crores only and revenue wise it isn't a big contributor for the state. But it's an industry giving employment to 30,000 people and has huge visibility. If at all tomorrow Tollywood biggies take decision to shift to Vizag completely defacto most Superstars hail from Coastal Andhra, that will be a huge dent to Telangana state", he further added.
"Not just me, any person in Telugu states or India in that case, would be obsessed with movies. So, movie industry is vital for Telangana state", he concluded, indirectly clearing the air about his alleged investments in Tollywood and special interest in films.