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.



Anonymous said...

hehe That's a good one Sir and seems pol are modelling themselves on celebs. Good one Sir and enjoyable read.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Enjoyed this post and surely there could be no better comparisons!

Sandhya said...

In our country, we are obsessed with actors so much that once the actors become famous they dream to become leaders and 'take care' of our country! Hmmm...and some, esp. in Tamilnadu and Andhra became the head of their states. Thank god Jaya and Mamta have no children!

Enjoyed reading your comparison lists! Feel sorry for Rahul and Abhishek!

the little princess said...

a very unlikely yet such a compelling connection!! loved reading it!

Unknown said...

Wow, very nice comparisons.You have not made any mention of Priyanka Gandhi.Loved reading it.

indu chhibber said...

I simply loved your last line.
Such a nice analysis of the two kind.But see,actors play roles in cinema while these politicians act in real life---perhaps that is why they think they deserve India's public funds.

Reshma said...

That is an interesting comparison Chowlaji, one thing is true, All politicians are brilliant actors.

SG said...

Enjoyed reading this. Excellent comparisons.

Beloo Mehra said...

Interesting comparisons :)

Viraag said...

cool one sir :) :)

Amit Chawla said...

Loved reading every bit of it uncle! What an interesting comparison. Wonder whom you'd compare with Kapil Sharma? ��

anilkurup59 said...

Where in the world, how did you think out this fascination comparisons?

sm said...

beautifully written

Insignia said...

Haaa thats something :-) However In the south; you dont need comparison since the movie stars aim is to enter politics as soon as possible

Dr. Diana said...


There is a lot of difference between actors and politicians. I would like to say that actors are better than politicians.

Dr. Diana

Rachna said...

And among all this merit is thrown to the winds.

Harleena Singh said...

Hi BK,

Good to be back on your blog, after my little break :)

Oh yes...I think both are very diplomatic and know what to say when!! But yes, actors are much better than politicians.

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice rest of the week :)

Unknown said...

Thank you.Good you liked it

Unknown said...

Rahul Bhatia,
Well,I tried to ad da bit of humour

Unknown said...

We are addicted to Hero worship

Unknown said...

the little princess,
you loved reading it. Thank you.
I loved seeing you here.
Please keep visiting

Unknown said...

Usha Menon,
Priyanka may not come on the scene directly.
Her son will.. Till then,wait

Unknown said...

indu chbbber,
In my opinion,both are equally bad.

Unknown said...

Wait,I am coming with a funny one on Sunny Deol.Since I know him personally,I must be kind to him

BK Chowla, said...

Thank you so much .
Do you get to watch Hindi movies?

BK Chowla, said...

Bello Mehra,
Thank you.Happy to know you liked it

BK Chowla, said...


BK Chowla, said...

Amit Chawla,
Kapil Sharma hasn't achieved that status yet

BK Chowla, said...

Anil Kumar Kurup,
I think it just happens. I have known a few actors personally and know their level of thinking .
Politicians are beyond that

BK Chowla, said...

Thank you.Seen after so long

BK Chowla, said...

I know,and Southern actors have made better politicians

BK Chowla, said...

Dr Diana,
Merit is only coincidental

BK Chowla, said...

Merit was never the necessity ..It was politics

BK Chowla, said...

Harleena Singh,
I am so happy to see you again.
Take care

Alka Gurha said...

Esha Deol and Rahul....great analogy. Very interesting.

Darshn said...

Most of the actors doing social service.