Amitabh Bachchan regrets not fulfilling promises he made as a politician

NEW DELHI: Amitabh Bachchan’s role in the politics of the country may have been short lived but the actor says he is still not able to get over the times as he “regrets not fulfilling the promises” he made to the people of his constituency- Allahabad.

Bachchan, the 73-year-old National award-winning actor, decided to try his hand at politics in 1984 with the support of long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi.

He contested Allahabad’s seat and won by a huge margin.

His political career, however, was short-lived as he resigned after three years.

“I mostly think of it because there are many promises that one makes during an election campaign, when you seek votes from people. My inability to keep those promises hurts. If there is anything that I regret then it is that,” he said.

“I made a lot of promises to the city of Allahabad and to its people but I wasn’t able to fulfill them.

“I try to do whatever I can in any social capacity but I know it is something that people of Allahabad will always hold against me,” Bachchan said.

Bachchan said his decision to join politics was emotional but when he got into it he realised that emotions had no place there.


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