Last updated on 29th Jan. 2018
Pawan Kalyan Addressing Public At Hanuman Circle | Pawan Craze in Puttaparthi | Mahaa News, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cOLQadx_3k, 13 min. 52 secs, published on 28th Jan 2018.
From around 10 min. 30 secs in this video, you can see Telugu movie star and Jana Sena political party founder, Shri Pawan Kalyan, holding up Bhagavan's photo and also paying obeisance to it.
I have taken a couple of screenshot pics of that and attached it below.
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Shri Kalyan had words of great appreciation for Bhagavan and said that he was inspired by the service work promoted by Bhagavan in Puttaparthi which he would like to see being done elsewhere in Ananthapur district and in Andhra Pradesh.
Saibliss Facebook post on this matter: https://www.facebook.com/saimemories/posts/1698008490245717, gives more details.
Here is Pawan Kalyan's wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawan_Kalyan.
A correspondent wrote over email (slightly edited; correspondent was OK with public sharing):
I wanted to mail you asking you to share about his visit and saw that you had already shared. I didn't check any mails over the long weekend and was thinking of mailing you this morning.
Pawan is quitting his film career at the zenith of his career unlike many film stars who enter politics. He has vowed to do politics of ethics and commands huge respect amongst youth for his ethics. He is the second or third most remuneration commanding film star in South (India) at the moment and he is leaving all that behind. He doesn't do any commercials for money though he can make a lot of money if he stays in films and does endorsements. He used to endorse for a soft drinks brand but that was a very long time ago. Recently, he vowed to endorse only hand-loom clothes by wearing hand-loom products at least once in a week.
Pawan's ethics led him to command a lot of respect from his fans, film goers and the general populace too. He has learnt lessons from the debacles of his brother's party [Praja Rajyam Party] and vowed to do politics of ethics giving high pedestal to youth and committed leaders. He was the key reason for 2014 elections in A.P to turn towards Chandrababu Naidu. Though he supported TDP in the interest of the state, he didn't seek any position in state/centre. He supported Modi and campaigned for Modi and CBN in AP and parts of telugu speaking regions in Karnataka.
He is the younger brother of erstwhile Telugu mega star Chiranjeevi. Chiranjeevi was the first film star in the Indian film industry to receive a remuneration of 1Cr [Rs. 1 Crore which is Rs. 10 million] which resulted in a cover page article on 'The Week' titled 'Bigger than Bacchan.' Chiranjeevi himself visited Parthi long back for a sports meet to accompany a Hollywood filmstar who wanted to visit Parthi. At the time of Swami's Mahasamadhi too, he paid his respects in the capacity of a MoS in the erstwhile UPA-II.
I (Ravi) wrote back (slightly edited):
Interesting! I knew that Pawan is the younger brother of Chiranjeevi. And, of course, knew about Chiranjeevi's political party which made waves in Puttaparthi too at that time. BTW I have seen Tagore movie of Chiranjeevi - it was quite a good one. I have not seen any movie of Pawan. Don't think I will be able to make time to watch one now.
Ravi: Please note that I have a PUBLICLY NEUTRAL role in these social media posts that I put up related to Indian political leaders which include leaders in government currently and those not in government. I do vote in Indian elections but I keep who I vote for as a private matter.
In the context of this post in particular, I am PUBLICLY NEUTRAL in my social media writings towards all the political parties of Andhra Pradesh with the major ones being: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) which is in power now (in the state), YSR Congress which is in opposition now, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is an ally of TDP and is in power now, Indian National Congress which was in power in the past, as well as the Jana Sena party of Shri Pawan Kalyan which I believe has not yet contested in elections but may do so in 2019.