In 1984, Amitabh Bachchan enters Parliament amid cheers
The ‘Shahenshah of Bollywood’, Amitabh Bachchan, celebrated his 80th birthday on Tuesday. Bachchan Sr has worn many hats during his illustrious career spanning more than five decades, including producer, singer, and television host. He briefly entered politics in 1984 as a member of the grand old Congress party while he was at the peak of his stardom.
At the 1984 general elections, he faced former Uttar Pradesh chief minister H N Bahuguna for the Allahabad seat and won 68.2 percent of the votes. As a result, he was elected to the eighth Lok Sabha.
A video of Bachchan and Sunil Dutt entering Parliament shortly after Bachchan’s victory has gone viral on social media. ANI shared the video.
Throughout the video, Bachchan greets various Parliamentarians and staff members.
As a result of speculation about his involvement in the Bofors scandal, the superstar resigned from his position in 1987 and resigned from politics shortly thereafter.
It was a mistake to venture into politics. My emotions influenced my entry into the field. I then realized that emotions in the political arena are very different from reality. As a result, I gave up,” the actor said in 2014 during a session of Agenda Aaj Tak.