Many silver screen stars tried to reach the path of Parliament by way of UP, but the voters here believed in countless stars. UP has so far sent just four movie stars to Parliament. Among them are the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, known as Dream Girl, Hema Malini, Jayprada and Jaya Bachchan.
Among them Amitabh, Hema Malini and Jayapradha reached the Lok Sabha by winning the elections from the public, while Jaya Bachchan got an opportunity to reach the Rajya Sabha. This time too UP voters will decide the fate of four stars. These include Hema Malini and Jayprada BJP, while Raj Babbar is in the fray from Congress.
At the same time, Bhojpuri film star Dinesh Lall Yadav is in the fight against Akhilesh Yadav on SP ticket from Azamgarh, Azamgarh. Smriti Irani’s identity is now more as a political face. In 2014 Rahul Gandhi defeated them with Amethi. Again this time he has stepped in to challenge Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Stars get defeated in Lucknow
SP had opted for Raj Babbar to contest against Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lucknow constituency.
SP had opted for Raj Babbar to contest against Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lucknow constituency – Photo: Instagram
Many Bollywood Bollywood stars beat the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat but they had to eat the mouth. The crowd gathered to see these stars during the election campaign but voters could not show their confidence in voting. In the 1996 Lok Sabha elections, the Samajwadi Party had fielded actor Babbar from Lucknow in front of BJP’s veteran leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The public was quite happy in Raj Babbar’s election meetings but lost to Vajpayee with 1.2 million votes. In 1998, producer director Muzaffar Ali came to fight against AB Vajpayee on SP’s ticket from Lucknow. Then there was a poster with ‘Every person in this city is troubled’, but Muzaffar Ali could not stand in front of Atal.
In 2009, Miss India Nafisa Ali Lucknow, as SP candidate, went to the election field. Despite the crowd in his meetings, he lost to BJP candidate Lalji Tandon. The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded the famous comedian Jagdeep’s son Javed Jafri in Lucknow’s 2014 Lok Sabha election, but he could not show any charisma in front of BJP candidate Rajnath Singh.
Raj babbar had come to the discussion after defeating Dimple
Dimple Yadav (file)
Dimple Yadav (file)
Raj Babbar, who started his political career from the Janata Dal, got a chance to go to the Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party. He was also an MP three times but later he was disillusioned with the SP. In 2008, he took over the Congress and defeated his political leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Dimple in the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat in 2009 and came to the discussion. However, General VK Singh defeated Raj Babbar in Ghaziabad in 2014.
Nagma could not show charisma
Congress gave the silver screen hit heroine Nagma in 2009 from Meerut, but she could not show any charisma. After this his political career also did not go well. Bhojpuri movie Star Ravi Kishan won the election from Jaunpur on the Congress ticket in the last election but got frustrated. He is now looking for his future in the BJP.
Manoj Tiwari rejected by UP, Delhi adopted
Bhojpuri Superstar Manoj Tiwari started his political career with the Samajwadi Party. He contested from Gorakhpur in 2009 but lost to Yogi Adityanath. After this he got the way to Delhi. Delhi’s voters rely on Manoj in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and convey him to the Parliament.