Sunday, 9 March 2014

“Can Pawan Kalyan Script his own Political Story Successfully?” - Professor M.S.Rao

"How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser." - Lou Holtz

The media is bombarded with the entry of another Telugu film industry icon – Pawan Kalyan. The TV channels and print media are capitalizing by using his name with spicy stories about his family life and his equations with his elder brother Chiranjeevi as Pawan has a huge fan following among the Telugu audience.  I would like to share a few thoughts in this regard.

Film industry is different from politics. In film industry, the writer scripts the story while in politics the politician scripts his story. It requires organizational leadership apart from political leadership. It is not advisable for Pawan to plunge into politics at this stage and age as he is too young for politics. He is aggressive, adamant and above all, eccentric in his attitude which might prove costly for his film career as well. Hence, Pawan should not be misguided by wrong advisers who incite for their own ends. He should think all these aspects and weigh all options before dabbling into politics. He should concentrate on his acting for some more years, and then, he can plunge into active politics later to bring positive change in the society.

Pawan should note that charisma cannot be converted into votes. N.T Rama Rao could convert his charisma into votes as there was political vacuum prevailing and there was no alternative to Congress at that time. Hence, N. T. Rama Rao could grab the opportunity, established himself and succeeded in politics.

Leadership involves both bouquets and brickbats. Pawan knows how to handle bouquets and he must learn how to handle brickbats. Therefore, the duty ahead for Pawan is to participate in his own Non-Government Organizations and nonprofit activities for some more years to earn good will from all sections of society. He must also learn how to build an organization and the challenges involved in it. He would also learn to tolerate with criticism which is part of politics and every leader must be prepared to encounter.

Pawan Kalyan is one of the large hearted personalities in the society today who stands by his commitment and cares for society and people. People need leaders like Pawan Kalyan who are altruistic and society oriented. Pawan Kalyan is like my younger brother. Hence, I advise him to restrain from dabbling into politics at this stage. He should strengthen his fan base and consolidate for a few more years to make an entry when the right opportunity comes. I wish him good luck!

“When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.” - Viktor E. Frankl

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” —Jim Rohn

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