Politics: An alternate career for Bollywood stars!

Created by Anjum Seth - 22nd May, 2013
Politics: An alternate career for Bollywood stars!

Few days ago it was Veena Malik, now it is Preity Zinta expressing staunch desire to join politics in future. The 38-year-old actress desperate to hit the jackpot with her 'comeback' movie Ishkq in Paris, wants to be part of a movement to bring positive changes in India. Sounds so impressive and well thought over! Was that a promotional gimmick to make it to headlines and promote her film or was she hinting out at joining the league of stars who joined politics?

Preity Zinta may have just thought of being a politician but there are many who have taken up the profession seriously when their career graph began to go down. Politics as an alternate career for actors & actresses have attracted many from Bollywood. There are many who had a sparkling career but there are others who were rejected by the public and fell flat on their faces.

Our very own Shehanshah from Bollywood - Amitabh Bachchan tried his hands at becoming a 'neta'. Big B joined politics in 1984 on the pretext of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Though he won the elections in Allahabad, he failed to sustain his career in politics after a few years. His alleged involvement on Bofors case was a huge blow to his career and he bid adieu to his political career.

'Dream Girl' Hema Malini also joined politics in 2004 and later on went on to become the Rajya Sabha member. Another Bollywood diva who had a successful career in Indian politics was Jaya Prada. The beautiful face from south was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh in 1996. She is surely one of those stars who have had a successful political career too.

But there are many stars that could not have a successful career in politics despite their desperate attempts. Govinda and Sanjay Dutt are some of the stars who joined and later quit politics in favour of continuing their filmy careers.

It is now for time to see that which of our Bollywood stars prove their potential when it comes to becoming a politician and work for the betterment of the country.