GUWAHATI, March 7: Bollywood is split on political strains like by no means earlier than! Be it the Citizenship (Modification) Act or the agriculture legal guidelines, stars of the tinsel city haven’t shied away from taking a stand.
With elections in Assam across the nook, political events are attempting to rope in a galaxy of Bollywood stars as their star campaigners.
Whereas the think-thank of the ruling BJP and its allies within the State is considering to hunt providers of Bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut and yesteryear hero Mithun Chakraborty, the opposition events, together with the Congress and different constituents of the grand alliance, too is getting in contact with celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Vishal Dadlani, Swara Bhaskar and even Tapsee Pannu, whose workplace in Mumbai was searched by the Revenue Tax division lately.
Consultant of a Mumbai-based company advised The Assam Tribune that the political events from all of the poll-bound states and Union territory have enquired in regards to the availability of stars from the tinsel city and really quickly, the listing might be finalised.
“The listing additionally consists of standard stand-up comedians who’re an everyday in standard tv reveals,” he stated, with out wishing to be named.
“Enquiries vis-à-vis the supply of celebrities from different fields, together with wrestler Khali (Dalip Singh Rana), are additionally coming,” he stated.
“Though, this isn’t the primary time that celebrities from Bollywood can be roped in for marketing campaign throughout elections, this time round, the state of affairs nevertheless is a bit difficult preserving in view that there’s a clear divide in political ideology among the many members of the tinsel city as properly,” he opined.
“The celebrities too are conscious that with the rising recognition of social media, their names may get embroiled in controversy even after the polls are over, which was not the case a decade again,” he added.
The ruling BJP already has numerous stars in its folds. Be it celebrities like Hema Malini, Sunny Deol, Gautam Gambhir or for that matter even Mithun Chakraborty, who joined the saffron occasion as we speak.
“For the Congress and its allies or for every other political entrance that may be pitted in opposition to the saffron occasion within the ensuing elections, the alternatives are restricted however robust. Stars like Swara Bhaskar and Tapsee Pannu do have the present of the gab and their dissent in opposition to the current dispensation might work for the anti-BJP forces,” a Congress spokesperson stated.
“The concept is not only to tug crowds nevertheless it’s additionally a bid to make the widespread folks conscious of the current state of affairs. We’d area the star campaigners preserving in view the profile of the voters,” he added.