Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Indians are obsessed with Politicians and Actors. They are a topic of discussion in drawing rooms, in Metro, Buses just about anywhere.

What could be similarities between the two?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come with a working majority which establishes him as the undisputed leader giving him complete control over BJP and the government. With his perceived system of governance; he could be at the helm of affairs for two terms after which there would be a complete new set of Politicians and Actors. Let look at next decade.

Rahul Gandhi is 43 yrs old and would be 53 by then. He will be one politician who at 53 will be without any experience,except for having been born in a Prime Minister’s house. He is as reluctant but as ambitious a politician as Hema Malini’s daughter Eisha was as an actor. Her only qualification is that she is Hema’s daughter.

Gandhi family may not come to power for a long time to come, but, they always have next man/woman ready to jump into power politics. They are so much like the successful Kapoors clan. Next man is ready to take over...(Ranbir)....Both these families have been kicking around for last five generations. Remember Moti Lal Nehru? Prithvi Raj Kapoor?

Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh reminds one of Dharmendra and Sunny Deol combo. Mulayam is unlikely to come back as much as Dharmendra is unlikely to make a comeback .Akhilesh and Sunny both will continue to struggle till the third generation surfaces, if it does.

Saif Ali,Salmaan  and  Shahrukh  are unlikely to introduce their respective next generation  in coming decade as much as Mamata  and J Jayalalitha  are  unlikely to .

Ajit Singh has been winning his seat and has been a part of all govts in last twenty odd years. His son tried and has failed..Amitabh Bachchan has been winning his admirers for four decades. His son Abhishek seems to have got stuck with Idea Mobile and Prestige Cooker.

Shakti kapoor and Anupam Kher fill in the gaps in most movies as much as Farooq Abdulla and Omar Abdulla fill in the gaps in most govt formations.

Salmaan Khursid,Sushil Shinde,Moily and Antony might end up doing friendly appearance on TV for congress as Sahtrughan  Sinha used to do in movies in 80s.

Paswan has been clever as Vinod Khanna was...Former has tagged on to Modi as Latter tagged on to Amitabh Bachachan.

Lallu and Nitish seem undecided upon the kind of role they would play. May be they would follow Paresh Rawal and accept roles that of a comedian and or a Villain, whatever comes their way.

Kejriwal formed his own party...Ritesh Deshmukh should follow Kejriwal to form his own company since his movies hardly run for 49 days.

Kapil Sibal would even then be following AryaBhatta and redefining ZERO.

Maya Wati is unique and unpredictable.

Strugglers like Tushaar Kapoor,Bobby Deol are sure to find company  amongst struggling  politicians.

On one issue actors and politicians may have conflict of interest. Actors mayl become good politicians while politicians will never become good actors.

Some actors have played Reel life "AliBaba Chalis Chor" while some politicians played that in Real life.