Superstar Krishna joined politics as Rajiv Gandhi invited him and with his films against NTR, he did try to show his support to the Congress party and it's ideology.
The actor even before joining politics showed great respect towards the society and the issues of the farmers, working class. His mass image after Alluri Seetharamaraju enhanced more and more due to films that talked about change in society and politics.
His 200th film, Eenadu is the best example of how much he was socially and politically attentive. Well, as his son, even Mahesh does have similar taste in movies.
Even though his wife, Namrata made it clear that he will not discuss politics or join them, he does have an inclination for social change.
He can easily make movies like Okkadu, Pokiri, Dookudu that doesn't really have strong political ideas or social themes. But he does choose films like Nijam, Sainikudu, Khaleja that have heavy themes and social commentary.
His fans seems to be also enjoying such films more these days like Srimanthudu and Bharat Ane Nenu. We hear that Maharshi does have such elements in plenty.