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Megastar Chiranjeevi promises to never quit cinema for politics!
Megastar Chiranjeevi was honored at the 53rd International Film Festival of India( IFFI) yesterday with the Indian Film Personality of the Year award. After receiving the award the actor expressed his gratitude by saying, “I thank IFFI and the government of India for giving me this wonderful award and great honor. Few recognitions are special, and this award is one such. I was born into a middle-class family, to humble parents. My fame, name, charisma, all privileges, the invaluable love and affection of my fans, and everything, I owe to the film industry. I was born as Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad to my parents and I was re-born as Chiranjeevi in the film industry.”
The actor also talked about his past decision to give up acting for politics and vowed that he won’t ever do that again. “I have been in the film industry for 45 years. Out of these four and half decades, I spent a decade in politics. For some reason, I had to return to the film industry. At that time, I was skeptical about how people will receive me. (I wondered) will they shower the same kind of love and affection on me. I was having my doubts because the generation has changed. The amount of love and affection and my position in their hearts remained intact, in fact, they have doubled to my surprise. That’s the bonding I have with my fans. I promise my fans that I will never (again) leave the film industry,” he said.
“I am a slave to the love of Telugu film fans around the world. It’s because of that love I’m here today and am being honored with such awards. I will remain grateful for your love,” the actor added.