Politics is termed as a 'dirty game', where very few commoners would prefer to chase his dreams as a politician, who is considered to impurify a society through slow poisoning. On the other hand is our Indian film industry, where millions try their luck to turn a star one day. But what happens when these two extreme poles meet? Political subjects and incidents are increasingly finding their way into films now. Bollywood's increasing interest in Delhi and Indian politcs as a subject has profoundly affected the stars who have found their way into this 'Dirty game' as MPs and MLAs.
The active film stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Govinda and many more have entered the political field with the genuine motto of serving people. The entry of these stars add glitz and glamour to campaigns.
Film actor Hema Malini was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2003. In 2004, Govinda joined the Congress party, and was elected to the Lok Sabha. Amitabh Bachchan contested Allahabad"s Lok Sabha seat against H.N.Bahuguna, former CM of UP and won the elections. Jaya Bachchan joined Samajwadi Party and became Member of Parliament, representing Rajya Sabha.
Though the political works of these Bollywood stars is a known fact, what's fresh that binds Bollywood and politics? It's about how the kids of the famous Indian politicians have shrugged off their politcal lineage to make a way in Bollywood. Actors like Riteish Deshmukh, Arunadoy Singh, Chirag Paswan and now Ajith Anthony have made their dreams come true in the tinsel town.
On other hand, politics have been a favourite punching bag for Bollywood filmmakers for years now. Films like Rajneeti, Gulaal, Naayak, Yuva have revealed the truth of politics to us. Though both the fields share a strong bonding and friendship, they have failed to make a significant contribution for the society.