Ayub Khan says he could not join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was giving him a ticket from north west Mumbai constituency, due to prior work commitments in the TV industry
Ayub, who is known for his portrayal of a family head in Uttaran, believes it would be difficult to be a full time politician. “I was asked to join AAP from North West Mumbai. But I don’t have the time or the expertise to devote to this profession (politics). I am for AAP whenever they need me. I believe that the newly formed party is bringing a change in the society,” said Ayub, who was busy shooting for his upcoming TV venture Ek Tha Rusty II.
Now, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) alumni Satish Jain is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from that constituency, which is going for polls on April 24.
A lot of Indian actors are trying their luck in politics this Lok Sabha elections and Ayub sees it as a good change. “The best thing about polls this time is that people have come away from the pre-conceived notion that politics means earning lot of money. We can see that people want to bring a change more sincerely. I can’t comment on anyone’s intent but I wish every colleague of mine good luck. Everyone is feeling little patriotic towards the country,” said Ayub, who recently addressed a rally in Ghatkopar in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
In Ek Tha Rusty II, which is based on author Ruskin Bond’s short stories, Ayub will be seen in a quirky avatar of a cop.