Kannada actor Upendra constantly maintains that he is not into politics but enjoys the idea of servicing the people. Upendra's idea of politics is far different from other politicians. He doesn't believe in big speeches or posters of false promises. He aims in serving the people and proves what kind of a leader he is. He also spoke about seeing a lot of problems going unaddressed. He also added that as a society people's mindset needs to change to look for a cleaner living.
Upendra, in an interview with Times of India, said, "I have maintained I am not in politics, but I am in people-tics. When someone sees the traffic jams, pollution, and migration of villagers of cities due to improper facilities and inadequate infrastructure and opportunities, the problems push people into politics. If someone does everything good where you are, then why will you go elsewhere. For me, looking at the problems and seeing scope for betterment is what has pushed me to politics. I believe the leader does not need to stand on a podium away from people and make lofty politics. I look at a leader as someone who stands with the people, is among them, and understands their situations."