Right from MGR and N.T.Rama Rao who entered and shone in politics decades ago,many cine personalities have shown the same interest. Film actresses like Sarada, Jamuna and Vijayashanthi have contested and won the elections. Recently actress Samantha married Naga Chaitanya the son of Nagarjuna and is all set to contest the coming assembly elections on a Telangana Rashtra Samiti ticket.
She will be fielded from the Secunderabad constituency where Christians are aplenty. Samantha has also been appointed as the brand ambassador for the state handloom industry. Another entry into politics will be actress Manchu Lakshmi daughter of actor and former MP Mohan Babu. Jeevitha wife of actor Rajasekhar is with the BJP and is also keen to contest the elections.