Bengaluru: Prakash Raj May have donned many roles as a neta on reel, but come May, the actor is all set to play the character for real. He began the new year by formally announcing his political debut through Twitter on Tuesday, while keeping the constituency a suspense.

Today, the noted villain on screen has taken to social media and expressed his desire to be the hero of Bengaluru Central constituency.

Raj is the latest celebrity from the south to be ready to walk through the political corridors after Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. The actor has been vocal about his views on the current BJP-led government at the Centre. He has also been one of those seeking justice for his friend and journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot outside her residence in September 2017.

Just a day after his announcement to contest in the general elections, Raj met Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao in Hyderabad. He also posted a picture of their meeting, on Twitter. He had extended his support to several politicians including Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) and his plans for a 'Federal Front', which would include a consortium of regional parties.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday offered its support to actor Prakash Raj. The meeting was organised by the Bangalore unit of the AAP, in the presence Karnataka convenor Prithvi Reddy. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said in the meeting, "I welcome Prakash Raj's decision and all good people are welcome in politics". Raj thanked the AAP and Manish Sisodia for the assuring support to his political journey.