Over the last few days, many rumours are afloat that the Airlift actor Akshay Kumar may walk in the direction of politics after being a part of several socially driven films. The reports surfacing said that BJP might give him a ticket from Amritsar as he enjoys a huge fandom in the northern part of the country.
Recently, Akshay Kumar quashed all the rumours and answered straight, denying joining politics. At the Kesari press conference, he was quoted as saying,
“No, I won’t be contesting any elections.”
So, politics is not on cards for the Khiladi Kumar and he believes that the change he has been able to bring with his movies, the impact his movies create, politics can’t. Clarifying his stance on the whole report, he further added,
“Politics is not on my agenda. I feel what I am doing through my films, I will never be able to do that through politics.”
On March 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tagged him in a Main Bhi Chowkidar campaign. Earlier also he had tagged him along with other Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan in a tweet to encourage people to vote in record numbers this year in Lok Sabha elections which are scheduled to be held from next month onwards across the country. In reply to that, Kumar had tweeted:
“Well said @narendramodi ji. The true hallmark of a democracy lies in people’s participation in the electoral process. Voting has to be a superhit prem katha between our nation and its voters.”
Akshay may not be joining the field but many Bollywood celebs including Govinda, Hema Malini, Raj Babbar, Paresh Rawal, Kirron Kher, among many others have joined politics in the past. One of the reasons for making Akshay Kumar the face of the political party may be the fact that he has become a synonym with socially relevant movies. The actor’s beliefs, conviction to his craft, dedication and hard work only add to the impact of the social message he tries to deliver with his movies like Toilet, Ek Prem Katha, Padman, Airlift etc.
On the work front, he will be seen in Karan Johar’s production venture, Kesari opposite Parineeti Chopra. With the movie, he is all set to bring one of the bravest tales of valour and sacrifice. Battle of Saragarhi is popular for it glorifies the bravery of 21 Sikhs who fearlessly fought 10,000 Afghans in the year 1897.
Based on this battle, the movie will be an Indian period war drama movie telling a story of a man, Havildar Ishar Singh who was among those 21 Sikhs and participated in the battle with all his might. Not many know that it was Ishar Singh’s yearn for respect in the eyes of his estranged daughter that led him to lead this battle. Kesari will open to theatres this weekend, on March 21, 2019.
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