Bollywood seems to be divided on the new government in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Today being the counting day let’s take a look at those who sung or supported the chant ‘Ab ki baar Modi sarkar!’
Salman Khan, Rajinikanth, Vivek Oberoi, Ajay Devgn, Preity Zinta, Madhur Bhandarkar are few Bollywood celebs who seem to be routing for Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Bollywood. While Sallu was recently spotted enjoying Modi’s company in Gujarat during the promotions of his film Jai Ho. His father Salim Khan launched NaMo’s official Urdu website and even sang praises in favour of the man touted as the next Prime Minister of India. While Rajinikanth has maintained a non-political alignment, the actor surprised us when we spotted a lungi clad Modi share a warm bond with the Kochadaiiyaan star.
“Everyone knows that he (Modi) is a strong leader and able administrator. He is my well wisher and I am his well wisher. I wish him all the best for his future. All the time God should be always with him. I pray God whenever he thinks, whatever he thinks should happen,” Rajinikanth said in an obvious reference to Modi’s ambition to become Prime Minister.
Vivek Oberoi had voiced his support for NaMo and said, “I feel that the country needs Narendra Modi today. He is a vikas purush, he has proved his work in Gujarat. People are raising questions against him, but I think Modiji talks less and works more.”
While Madhur Bhandarkar had raised his voice against anti Modi slogans raised against Modi in Bollywood and said, “Let’s hope better sense prevails and our film industry elects Narendra Modi with a thumping majority. It’s time India got a visionary leader. Launching a personal attack on a man who has done more for his state than any other leader, reeks of conspiracy and unwarranted paranoia.”
Preity Zinta too feels that Narendra Modi is an able leader, “I don’t campaign for any political party. Have not done it in the past nor will do it in the future. Hope it’s clear to everyone once & 4all. It’s amazing how every 1is discussing Mr. Modi. After a long time there’s such curiosity4 one Man. Hope he can live up2 all the expectations!”
Kapil Sharma on the other hand had faced fans ire when he chose to retweet NaMo’s post -that ridiculed Rahul Gandhi’s allegations against him, Narendra Modi said the Congress leader’s comical statements could soon force Kapil Sharma to end Comedy Nights With Kapil. “The way Rahul Baba is making statements with a dash of comedy in them, I think the TV show of Kapil Sharma may soon have to shut shop,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
There are many celebs who are contesting elections from Modi’s BJP party and a whole lot of B-townies who are cheering for Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) and Rahul Gandhi from Congress. But with some of the heavy weights from Bollywood supporting Mr Modi, it’s interesting to watch Bollywood’s political inclinations in thois year’s Lok Sabha elections 2014.