Ram Gopal Varma and his controversial film ‘Power Star’ has been the focal point in both film and political fraternities, of late. While the infamous filmmaker is busy taking a cue of the pandemic as well, his recent short film released on his own OTT RGV World Theatre pressed the wrong nerve of the crores of actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan’s fans.
Despite the fact that controversy is his mode of publicity, RGV this time tested the patience of fans, followers and of course ‘Mega’ heroes’. Touted to be loosely based on Pawan Kalyan journey after the humiliating defeat in 2019 elections, ‘Power Star’ created ripples on social media with the trailers and posters.
While the Tollywood and political analysts speculated the movie to damage Pawan’s image, the short film seems to discursively help Pawan right at the time needed. Despite not having much in disgrace to Pawan, the film stood as a low-grade spoof with look-alike actors. However, according to one of the senior political analyst, RGV and his fiasco helped in bringing Pawan into spotlight amidst the corona chaos.
There is no denial in stating that Pawan gained a bit of friction with his association with BJP. Despite raising voice against sand mafia and English medium issued, Pawan’s political mileage dipped down, according to an article published by a website. Amidst which this fiasco and Pawan going ahead with a calculated silence helped the leader to gain enough respect.
Further, the JanaSena supremo shot a series of interviews zooming the public presence of the charismatic leader. Rounding it off, the fiasco has yet again proved that irrespective of the political mileage he has, Pawan Kalyan have the same space in his fans’ heart. It also proved that the leader is now strategically ready for the next elections.