Politics and movies attract many, and to excel in these fields one requires talent, patience, ambition and luck.
To excel in movies and to gain a foothold in politics is something that happens rarely.
Here is a list of 8 Bollywood stars who successfully entered politics.
Acknowledged as one of the finest actors, Amitabh was the biggest name in Bollywood from the 1970’s to the late 80’s.
A 68.2% of the vote and one of the biggest electoral victories began a career, which fizzled out in three years.
Born in Pakistan and destined to be a star in Bollywood, Sunil Dutt was a giant among actor-politicians. He entered politics to serve rather than be served.
Elected five times as Member of Parliament from the same constituency, he became the Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, a post he held until he passed away in 2005.