I remember in 1991 elections Rajesh Khanna fought against AK Adwani (very famous politician of that time) in Delhi. Everyone was expecting that Adwani will win easily but that didn't happen he won marginally. I was surprised at how people voted Rajesh Khanna even though they didn't much about him they just knew that he was a superstar of his time and that status paid him.
It's very sad that people value their celebrity status more than anything. And I don't think that celebrities know the ABC of the job MP or MLA has to do in his or her constituency.
" We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
– Abraham Lincoln
No life without Sun
"If you don’t understand my silence, you will not understand my words"
Once the political parties observed the trend of people, they started inviting cinema actors into their parties. Now you can see many cinema people in politics. Vijayashanthi is one actress who made a lot of efforts in politics. Now she is Congress.
The following these actors have in the people made it possible. Otherwise, it will be difficult. Now slowly the people are changing. They are able to differentiate between acting and politics. That is why Chiranjeevi even though is having a good fan following couldn't win the battle.