Leading actor Pawan Kalyan has announced his decision to quit acting and focus on his political career and serve the people through a press statement. He said he has not accepted any film offers an will be concentrating completely on his political work. The statement came in response to rumours on social media about his film signing.
The actor was last seen in Trivikram Srinivas' 'Agnyaathavasi'. Distributor Ramakrishna reacted to the announcement, saying it is a bit too early for the actor to quit the industry. “Pawan has three to four years more at the top since his fan following is at its peak and even his onscreen charisma still intact, but he chose not to don grease paint again,” he said. Ramakrishna also added that the actor was ahead of his rivals, touching the Rs 100 Crore business mark way before his arch rivals like Mahesh Babu and Jr NTR could achieve it.
“He became a superstar with blockbuster 'Kushi' and went on to deliver smashing hits like 'Jalsa', 'Gabbar Singh' and 'Attarintiki Daredi'. He was the uncrowned king of the Nizam and Andhra regions and even gained a solid position in the Ceded region and was darling of the masses,” Ramakrishna added.