Chief Minister Bharat in 'Bharat Ane Nenu' may well bear interesting similarities with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Naveen's interest lied in writing prior to his political entry. He was known more as a socialite. As destiny would have it, he entered politics and rose like a meteor, riding on the image of his late father Biju Patnaik. He has been ruling Odisha since 2000. He is still the most popular politician there.
In 'BAN', too, Mahesh Babu's character is said to be a reluctant politician in the beginning. The song 'I Don't Know' suggests that he is hardly a crusader right from the beginning. However, much like Naveen, he too turns into an authoritarian leader after entering politics!