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Shekhar Suman vows to leave politics if he is unable to deliver; says, “I want to still be an actor who’s a part of politics”

en Bollywood News Shekhar Suman vows to leave politics if he is unable to deliver; says, “I want to still be an actor who’s a part of politics”

Shekhar Suman explains why he joined the BJP in the midst of the Lok Sabha elections. He also credited Narendra Modi for bringing India out of a 'limbo'.

In 2009, Shekhar Suman contested for the Lok Sabha seat from Patna Sahib on a Congress ticket but was defeated by the BJP candidate, Shatrughan Sinha. Three years later, he resigned from the Congress party. Earlier this month, amid the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections, Suman allied with the BJP. Despite his political involvement, he has clarified that he does not intend to quit acting to become a full-time politician, balancing his career in the entertainment industry with his political activities.

Shekhar Suman vows to leave politics if he is unable to deliver; says, “I want to still be an actor who’s a part of politics”

In an exclusive chat with News18 Showsha, he said, “I want to still be an actor who’s a part of politics so that it empowers me to do the kind of things I want to do for my industry and my state. I don’t want to get into any political turmoil and debate and have any political ambitions, so to speak. I’m not a politician. I don’t want to be in politics and yet be in politics and do the kind of things that I wanted to do.”

While he stays tight-lipped about the changes he hopes to effect through his political efforts in the film industry, he said he has no plans to continue his political journey if he is unable to achieve his objectives. “It’s not like if I’m not able to deliver, I’ll still linger on. I’ve set myself a time limit and if I’m not able to deliver what I’ve promised myself, I’ll opt out. I’ve come here for a specific reason to serve. If I’m unable to serve, there’s no point being there just for the sake of it. But when you come with so much of positivity and determination, then God also helps,” Shekhar stated.

“I think BJP has done fabulous works over the years. As a citizen, you’re always assessing your government and when you feel that they’re doing the best for the country, then every citizen in a way should extend their support and express their solidarity,” he added.

He added that the opening of Ram Mandir and a consecration ceremony on January 22 this year pushed him to join forces with the BJP. “When Ram Lalla came back to Ayodhya, that’s the day I decided that I’ve to join hands with them. For me, Ram is hope, faith, India and Hindustan. I felt that India, in a way, was losing its identity. No Indian was happy going out of the country and being told that this is a country where people don’t respect each other, there’s always communal fights going on, it’s a third world country and nothing is good about it.”

The Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar actor praises Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dragging India out of a ‘limbo’ and discussing the same, he said, “And here was a man who came and straightened things out. Now, every Indian feels proud of being an Indian when they go out of the country. The image of India has brightened and escalated today. And I think there’s one man who’s responsible for this and he is Shri Narendra Modi ji. One needed to join his hand and strengthen it.”

Also Read : Shekhar Suman addresses rumours against son Adhyayan; thanks Sanjay Leela Bhansali for believing in his talent


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