Actor Pawan Kalyan turned emotional and did not beat about the bush regarding his love and affection for Telangana and its people. “Though I was born in Bapatla in Guntur district, Telangana gave me rebirth. I had high respect for Komaram Bheem and fighters of Telangana Armed Struggle”.

“I toured the entire Telangana during the 2009 election campaign. I had a narrow escape when I almost touched a high tension electric wire while returning from Anjaneya Swami temple at Kondagattu in Karimnagar district. God saved me. Thus, I have emotional attachment with Telangana”, he recalled at the Modi rally. He said he was not against Telangana and wanted all-round development of the region. In his address Modi termed Pawan Kalyan as the symbol of Telugu spirit and said he was impressed by the actor’s commitment.