13 Bollywood Celebrities Who Are Contesting General Elections 2014
General Elections in world’s biggest democracy is surely turning out into one mega affair, the charm of which even Bollywood cant refuse. We have already calculated that Rs 30,500 crore is at stake this time, the second highest amount any country has ever spent on electing it’s representatives.
For those who wish to experience the power play called politics, elections are the optimal time to create some ripples and jump into the fray. Who knows, few percentage swing of votes here and there, and you may land up inside the Parliament representing 1 billion+ people.
Here are 13 Bollywood celebrities who have decided to contest this year’s General Elections and try out their luck:
The bold and the beautiful Gul Panag has donned the Aam Aadmi party cap this summer as she is contesting from Chandigarh. Gul, who was Miss India 1999 is quite popular on social media platform, and is right now campaigning frivolously to convert her online fan base into electoral votes.
Contesting right opposite Gul Panag at Chandigarh is Kirron Kher from BJP. Experienced and creative, Kirron is from Chandigarh itself and has a huge fan base existing in the city.
Nagma has been active in politics ever since she retired from movies. She was considered for Rajya Sabha elections once as well. This time, she is contesting from Meerut on a Congress ticket.
Yesteryear’s blockbuster musician, who is famous for his love for gold has decided to contest this year’s elections as BJP candidate from Sreerampore constituency in Hooghly district of Kolkata.
Often called as Amitabh Bachchan of Bhojpuri cinema, Ravi Kishan is contesting from Jaunpur in UP. He has received the Congress backing this time.
Another Bhojpuri superstar, Manoj Tiwari is contesting from Buxar in Bihar as a BJP candidate. Earlier, he had contested as SP candidate as well.
Everyone in India knows Paresh Rawal for his impeccable acting and dedication to the Bollywood industry. This elections, Paresh Rawal is contesting as a BJP candidate from Ahmedabad East seat.
Mahesh Manjrekar is a well known Bollywood director and actor has decided to contest elections as MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) candidate from Mumbai North-West constituency. Against him in the election are some well known faces such as Gurudas Kamat (formet Union Minister from Congress), Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Kirtikar,producer-actor Kamaal R Khan of the Samajwadi Party and Mayank Gandhi of the Aam Aadmi Party
Actor Raj Babbar is already a Congress MP from Ferozabad, UP. This time, he is fighting in Ghaziabad as a Congress candidate.
He is fighting this election as BJP candidate from Gurdaspur, Punjab. He has won Lok Sabha elections twice as he has served as Union Minister as well.
Well known actor and Bollywood personality Shatrughan Sinha is BJP’s candidate from Patna, Bihar. He is a sitting MP and a former Union Minister as well.
The original Dream Girl of Bollywood, Hema Malini has been quite active in politics since 2004. This time, she is contesting from Mathura as a BJP candidate.
Rakhi Sawant wants to create ripples everywhere and elections are the best time to do so. She is contesting as an independent candidate from Mumbai North-West constituency.
Did our list miss any other know Bollywood personalities who are contesting the elections this time? If so, do let us know in comments, and we will make sure to add it to this list!