Prabhas turned a pan-India super star post Baahubali. BJP wants the rebel star to become their poster boy for 2019 elections. As known, his uncle Krishnam Raju served as BJP minister in Vajpayee government.
The veteran actor is likely to contest in 2019 polls from Bhimavaram. Prabhas is expected to campaign for his uncle. BJP national president Amit Shah is said to be vying Prabhas to campaign in other states including North. However, the 37-year-old actor is heard of saying that he’s not interested in politics in an interview and that he will not campaign for any party.
In case he agrees to campaign for the national party it will have adverse effect on his fan following in Andhra Pradesh as people are furious with BJP for not granting Special category status, denying Railway Zone to Vizag, Kadapa steel plant and failing to fulfill several other promises made in previous elections.
Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan and TDP supremo CM Chandrababu Naidu are leading their campaigns attacking BJP. YSRCP leader YS Jagan is being criticized for not speaking a word against BJP. Rival parties allege that YSRCP is going to form alliance with BJP. So, if Prabhas happens to campaign for BJP, he will indirectly be helping YSRCP as well, opine political analysts.