Most of the Telugu people are fans of Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao. His influence on the Telugu cinema is so much that people used to idolize him at their homes. Current Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekhar Rao is also a huge fan of NTR. He also named his son KTR after his matinee idol's name. In a recent interview, NTR's son Nandamuri Balakrishna got asked about KCR's devotion towards NTR. Balakrishna said that he is aware of it. He also stated that KCR used to be the favorite disciples of NTR.
Speaking to a news daily, Balakrishna said that KCR has worked a lot for the Telugu Desam Party while NTR was the president of it. Apparently, NTR had once told KCR that he has a good future in politics. Balayya also recalled that KCR was the one who coined the name Janmabhoomi for a development campaign held by NTR's government during those times.
Not many people know that the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is a huge fan of Balakrishna. When asked about it, Balayya said that he knows Jagan is a huge fan of him. He also stated that Jagan used to be the president of the Cuddapah fans association. However, Balakrishna said that there is no connection between politics and films. He opined that most of the Congress leaders in the 80s used to be fans of NTR. He stated that both are different spectrums and should get dealt in a different way.