95% of politicians are ‘Rascals’

Hyderabad: Lashing out at the political leaders, senior actor and former MP Manchu Mohan Babu has alleged that 95 percent of political leaders were ‘Rascals’.

Participating in the India Today South Conclave Summit-2018s “Farther to Daughter: The DNA of Acting” on second day along with his daughter Machu Laxmi, Mohan Babu said the political leaders were deceiving the people by giving several assurances these days.

“The political leaders are not only deceiving the people with their assurances, but also they are habituated to cheating the people”, he alleged. He opined that the nation would go head if the political leaders implemented their assurances properly. Mohan Babu said the TDP founder and former Chief Minister late NTR was a good politician and NTR didn’t know about ‘bribe’. “NTR sent me to Rajya Sabha keeping confidence on me”, he said.

In the session moderated by Sushant Mehta, the actor recalled his early struggles in the film industry and how he was shooed away by the directors. “In 1975 my life changed. I played a villain, comedian and a hero. I worked three shifts because I didn’t know how long I would survive in the film industry,” he said. On working with Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, Mohan Babu said, “I did not work with them. They worked with me. I have known Rajinikanth for 40 years and he is my good friend. I also have a cordial relationship with Kamal”.

Lakshmi Manchu cited her own set of struggles and said, “My struggle was being born to him. I was born to a man who was an actor. Had I been an actress’ daughter and had the dream to become an actress, it would have been easy”. The struggle for a woman is not new, she said, adding, “Now that I have realized that my voice has such a strong resonance, I am not going to keep quiet”. (NSS)