Speculations are rife that Khiladi star Akshay Kumar is all set to join politics. Here's why
Mumbai: Chandni Chowk to China star Akshay Kumar may just be starring in a real-life version called Chandni Chowk to Lok Sabha if reports are to be believed.
According to a report in digital portal Koffee House, there have been rumours that the actor may be Bhartiya Janta Party's Lok Sabha candidate from Chandni Chowk. Sources are also alluding that his proximity with PM Narendra Modi may make him a good fit for the party.
The actor was also a part of the Bollywood delegation that included prominent film producers such as Karan Johar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Siddharth Roy Kapur, the president of the Film Producers Guild, Rakesh Roshan, Ronnie Screwvala and many others.
"The main agenda to discuss with PM was what the entertainment industry in India can contribute as a soft power of the nation around the world and how it would be wonderful if the government could encourage this industry in very tangible ways to be able to grow and thrive," filmmaker Siddharth Roy Kapur had said of this meeting.
Akshay had also supported Prime Minister's cleanliness initiative with the movie, Toilet- Ek Prem Katha, that carried the social message urging Indians to maintain hygiene by constructing toilets in their homes to avoid diseases.
Recently, Kumar along with actor Ayushmann Khurrana were urged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to encourage people to cast their vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2019.
The actor's association with Delhi goes a long way back and if these reports are true, the former Dilliwallah is sure to create a stir in Old Delhi with his candidature. The actor is yet to comment on this development.
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Last Updated Mar 14, 2019, 3:25 PM IST