Election votes are being counted this very instant. We do not know which political party has won! Is it Narendra Modi's time or Rahul Gandhi's? But what we do know is how many Bollywood celebrities tired to revive their dying career by contesting in elections this year.
We are not talking about Bollywood celebrities who have turned to politics after retiring from the film industry like veteran actress Hema Malini, she had an illustrious career in Bollywood and took up politics only after taking a break from films. We are talking about those celebrities who have failed in Bollywood and lurched on the opportunity of joining a political party this elections as an alternate career.
This time the election has been the talking point everywhere, will it be a Modi sarkar or will it be a Congress sarkar? The discussions has been going on non stop and utilizing this opportunity celebrities like Rakhi Sawant decided to take a plunge into politics to be back in the scene. Guess she thought this would be a good move before she is forgotten by the Indian audience and so she thought about starting her own political party which was quite obvious, if she couldn't find a place in movies, how will she find a place in piltical parties!
Anyways with the current hot topic still being the politics and election we thought about doing a round up of those celebrities who have taken a plunge into politics owing to their failed Bollywood career.
Bollywood had written off this wannabe actress, but Rakhi Sawant is back to making headlines. Rakhi created a new party, Rashtriya Aam Party promoting women empowerment in the country. She contested the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai and green chilly is her voting symbol. In a makeover Rakhi campaigned around the city in fully clad green dresses.
Popularly known as the Amitabh Bachchan of Bhojpuri cinema Ravi Kishan is all set for his political career with Congress party. He contested through Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh. Ravi Kishan reportedly said that he plans to develop Jaunpur, bring about a change to make the constituency a classic example of a shining India.
The magnificent actress, Kirron Kher is testing political waters from Chandigarh. In line with her onscreen Punjabi mummy characters, Kirron Kher seems an ideal candidate to impress the Punjabi voters. However she faces stiff competition from another Bollywood actress, Gul Panag, contesting from the same constituency. However Kirron has the backup of her Bollywood friend, Anil Kapoor promoted her to all his fans.
Apart from entertaining her Twitter fans, Gul Panag has now plunged into politics, head on. Gulkirat Kaur Panag is campaigned in Chandigarh on a bike and promoted her candidature over tea conversations. This actress also made good use of social networking sites. Gul's mantra was, "What does our youth need? Education, Jobs and Avenues of Growth. A total failure on all these fronts has disillusioned many,we need #Swaraj" This year, however, Chandigarh is a very controversial seat as Bollywood's another actress, Kirron Kher too is contesting from here.
Boogie Woogie is over and done, so Javed Jaffrey has found something else to occupy himself with. Javed has a diminishing career on the silver screen but a budding one off it. The actor is the candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party from Lucknow. Javed reportedly stated that he is not joining politics for money, but to make the country corruption free. It will be a tough one to look out for, as Javed will contest against BJP head Rajnath Singh.
Nagma has had an on and off relationship with Indian politics. This year she is contesting the Lok Sabha elections as a Congress candidate from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. An active and enthusiastic politician, Nagma had a rough incident recently. While campaigning, Nagma was harassed by crowds, following which reports suggest that she was provided with additional security. Nagma has been a part of Bhojpuri and South Indian cinema, but now she charms voters as a politician.
Mahesh Manjrekar is making his political debut as a candidate for the Lok Sabha election 2014, as part of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. He has Rakhi Sawant as opposition. Mahesh Manjrekar reportedly is doing fewer films, to accommodate his political aspiration, he wants to bring about a change in the society.
Kamaal R Khan
After a failed attempt at playing a director, producer and actor, Kamaal R Khan has found a new field to amuse himself. This year KRK was supposed to contest elections in Mumbai, with a Samajwadi Party ticket. However differences with the party and his obnoxious posts on Twitter led him to withdraw from his nominations. On his Twitter account, KRK strongly opposes Modi, he had posted, "If Modi Ji becomes PM then whole India will be on fire with riots in each n every city so I request 2ppl 2not vote for BJP or congress pls."